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Supplying Ford - 2015 Edition

  • Market Research Report
  • MR-SB-214
Published June 30, 2015 by SupplierBusiness in United Kingdom
  • English
This report looks at Ford’s global activities, introducing a more concise breakdown and review of the best-selling models, most-used model platforms and a wider-ranging review of global production activities, each with related analysis. Also included are details about key elements of the Ford Supplier Portal, the online repository of information and data which the OEM uses to disseminate information to its current suppliers and how it establishes contact with new part and service providers. The report further looks at the Aligned Business Framework, the group of preferred suppliers who currently deliver approximately 65% of all parts used across global vehicle assembly at Ford and are likely to gain further volumes under the One Ford programme. Yet, there are still opportunities to work with Ford around the world, and these are also discussed. This report provides information on how suppliers are now being invited to collaborate in early vehicle development meetings. Interviews with key executives are presented, including one with Hau Thai-Tang, global vice-president for Purchasing. He offers insight into how Ford managed raw- material supply for the new aluminum-intensive F-150 pickup.