“What we’re seeing now, as we work more with One Ford globally and get into more global markets, is a need for us to have a local supply base.”

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After holding several leadership positions in Product Development, Hau Thai-Tang was appointed group vice-president, global purchasing at Ford in August 2013. In this interview, he speaks with Julian Buckley about various areas of Purchasing at Ford, including access to supplier networks, part sourcing for the Lincoln brand and development of the new F-150 full-size pickup

Do you use the tendering system to set part prices at Ford, or do you have an internal modelling system that’s used to set prices?

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