Inside Ford - Sourcing and technology strategy

Inside Ford - Sourcing and technology strategy

Publication Date: 31-Jan-2020

An in-depth analysis of the current and future production strategies of Ford.

An in-depth analysis of the current and future production strategies of Ford.

This all-in-one report focuses on mapping the key components Ford uses as well as the suppliers that provide them. The OEM's technological developments and direction are also discussed, including that of its relatively delayed journey into electrification and the subsequent partnerships forged in order to catch-up with other car makers' efforts in this area.

Ford's sourcing processes and preferences are revealed, in addition to its manufacturing strategy beyond the One Ford plan and how it is expected to impact procurement. 

Report summary
IHS Markit definitions
Company and sales performance

Production strategy
Component sharing and platforms
Supplier parks
Levels of vertical integration

Purchasing organization
Supplier selection
Global sourcing
Cost reduction strategies

Technological positioning
Research and development
Connected car
Lightweighting and materials
Traditional powertrain

OEM prospects
Potential supplier profile
Major suppliers

  1. Ford's global production and sales forecast by region

  2. Ford’s global production forecast by propulsion system design

  3. Ford’s financial filing for year ending 31 Dec, 2018

  4. Ford’s revenue, costs and net income from 2013-18

  5. Ford's current production strategy developed from the One Ford plan

  6. Ford’s forecasted annual global production for 2025

  7. Ford’s forecasted core platforms to be manufactured in 2025

  8. Selection of suppliers based within the vicinity of Ford facilities

  9. Ford’s vertically integrated components in 2019

  10. Ford’s Aligned Business Framework direct supplier list 2018

  11. Components Ford sourced from cost-competitive countries outside North America (2019)

  12. Ford’s approved USPTO patents and R&D spend

  13. Ford’s annual R&D spend versus total revenue

  14. Forecast of Ford’s alternative propulsion system design split

  15. Ford’s xEV battery capacity by propulsion system design

  16. Ford’s e-mobility component suppliers for 2019

  17. Forecast of Ford’s level of autonomy, by vehicle volume

  18. Ford F-150 (2015) body-in-white material breakdown

  19. Ford’s top 10 center-stack display specifications for 2019 (volume)

  20. Forecast of Ford’s box HUD use, by component location

  21. Forecast of tail lamp technology in Ford vehicles

  22. OEMs that use dynamic bend lighting the most in their 2019 portfolio

  23. Major suppliers (volume) for Ford’s chassis components in 2019

  24. Forecast of HVWH-PTC in high-use production brands

  25. Forecast of Ford’s engine production by fuel type

  26. Production forecast of Ford’s diesel nameplates

  27. Major suppliers for Ford’s 2019 powertrain components

  28. Forecast of selected high-volume transmission platforms used by Ford

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