Elon Musk has now said that he wants end-of-quarter delivery waves to be relaxed, but it’s now time to get back on track.
The CEO of Tesla has closed the Giga Shanghai plant to help ease worry from employees during the end of the quarter. He may not have realized that supply chain concerns take up much of Tesla’s time, and even with it, supplies are becoming limited.
Tesla has a reputation for delivering a massive number of cars in the final weeks of each quarter. This can cause delays and crowds of people at Tesla dealerships.
Elon Musk recently alerted employees to be prepared for “nutty” delivery waves of cars. Tesla aims to end these deliveries by the end of the year.
Tesla saves time with a dealership network that has benefits of traditional networks. It does this by focusing on deliveries in each locale, at the end of each quarter.
Tesla delivers cars to areas furthest from its factory at the beginning of the quarter. At that time, the company focuses on exports, which helps cut down on transport time and complications.
A company-wide meeting led to an Elon Musk quote via Electrek on when employees can expect the end of end-of-quarter delivery pushes.
Operations at the Shanghai COVID factory were limited in early 2018. This will affect their production until the issue is resolved this quarter.
Tesla is going to have smaller waves in the future, but it depends on if something happens. Tesla opened a new factory in Germany and one in Texas, and the Gigafactory will be back to production soon. However, there doesn’t seem to be a high chance that nothing will happen in the near future.