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Supplying Ford

Supplying Ford

Publication Date: 24/01/2017

This is the latest edition of Supplying Ford, following on from the ‘One Ford’ strategy that has been rolled out. The effects of this far-reaching programme receive in-depth coverage across the report, including a review of the current and future ‘global’ models, the related impact on the supply base and how the changes have affected manufacturing activities at Ford.

This report contains 100% new research and content looking at Ford’s global activities, including supporting data from IHS AutoInsight. There is a new, 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 which 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. While this core group of suppliers is delivering considerable part volumes, there are still opportunities to work with Ford around the world and these are discussed in the report.

In addition to this, the Supplying Ford 2015 report includes a comprehensive review of how Ford has improved its Quality function by installing new management protocols in this critical area. In addition, there is information covering how suppliers are now being invited to collaborate in early vehicle development meetings, including testing, plus there is further information covering upstream supplier management.

Additional content includes interviews with Hau Thai-Tang, global vice-president for Purchasing , who offers insight into how Ford managed raw material supply for the new aluminium-intensive F-150 pickup and how Ford Motor will look to further differentiate Lincoln products. There is also a conversation with Stephan Presser, vehicle engineering manager for the new Focus, who speaks about how suppliers have contributed improvements across the new model.

If you are a current supplier or interested in working with Ford at some point in the future in a supply role, Supplying Ford 2015 is essential information on which to base your business strategy. If you are an OEM and need one-stop analysis of Ford Motor and its global activities, look no further.

Overview

Global light vehicle sales            

Financial data  

Financial overview        

             

Product strategy

Company history and strategy review

             

Major model programmes

Ford Motor - Top 10 best-selling models            

Ford Focus       

Fiesta

Escape

Fusion

F-150 SuperCrew          

EcoSport           

Explorer            

F-150  

F-250/350 Super Duty

Ranger

Honourable mention - Transit

             

Vehicle platforms

Platform strategy          

Ford - Top 10 most used platforms        

C1        

B2E      

PN96/T1            

CD4     

D3/D4

P131/P356/P473            

V3        

T6        

CD1-3

CD-EU

Component sharing     

Volume planning           

 

Production strategy

Production strategy overview

Ford - Top 10 production plants              

United States

China  

Germany          

Spain  

Mexico              

Brazil  

India   

Turkey

Thailand            

Internal supply network            

Modularisation strategy             

Supplier parks

Cluster of reference    

Strategies for manufacturing efficiency              

 

Purchasing strategy

Purchasing strategy overview

Levels of vertical integration and outsourcing  

Purchasing organisation             

Purchasing offices        

Key purchasing personnel         

Purchasing budget       

             

Supplier selection

Supply base development        

Major and strategic suppliers  

Supplier evaluation criteria       

Working with Ford Motor          

 

Global sourcing

Policy and plans             

NAFTA

EMEA

APAC  

LATAM              

             

Pricing policy

Cost reduction strategies          

Raw material price management           

Payment terms              

             

Quality management

Quality level    

Quality management systems

Supplier integration into product development              

Management of suppliers and sub-suppliers    

Supplier awards             

             

Technology

Technological positioning          

Areas of focus

R&D organisation          

R&D spending

Access to supplier technology

Approach to alternative fuels, electrification and fuel cells         

Special vehicle development   

Forward model programmes   

 

             

Interviews

Hau Thai-Tang, Ford     

Stephan Presser, Ford

 

Supplier Relationship survey

Introduction to the SuRe index

Methodology

Executive summary     

Performance review - Ford Motor        

2014 SuRe survey results           

Profit potential              

Organization   

Trust   

Pursuit of excellence   

Outlook             

SuRe by region

SuRe by company size

 

SWOT analysis

SWOT analysis - Ford Motor     

Global footprint - Ford Motor  

             

Major suppliers (by vehicle programme)

2017 Ford F-250/350    

2017 Lincoln Continental            

2016 Ford Everest         

2015 Ford S-MAX          

2015 Ford Ka   

2014 Ford Mondeo

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