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Supplying Ford 2012

  • Published: December 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 113 Pages
  • SupplierBusiness

When Ford CEO Alan Mulally announced the introduction of the ‘One Ford’ strategy in 2008, it started a chain of events that has led to what could be argued has been the most comprehensive overhaul of a single OEM in the history of automotive production. In implementing this programme, the company has shifted from a disparate group of regional divisions producing largely unique models, to a globally-oriented organization which uses the combined resources of each region to develop and produce ‘world’ vehicles.

Although Ford can claim to have built other world vehicles in the past, no other vehicle programme compares to production of the third-generation Focus. The model, which is now built at five plants located in strategic locations around the globe, is reported to share 80% of all parts across all production sites, while each plant uses virtually identical manufacturing processes in order to streamline production and take advantage of the unique efficiencies that this repetition creates.

Over the short- to mid-term, Ford will look to build its portfolio of world models, with the introduction of the North American-developed Fusion in Europe and READ MORE >

OVERVIEW
- Introduction
- Overall sales
- Financials

PRODUCT AND PLATFORM STRATEGY
- Strategy overview
- Major model programmes
- Platform strategy
- Major platforms
- Component sharing
- Volume planning

PRODUCTION STRATEGY
- Production strategy overview
- Manufacturing network
- 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 offices
- Key purchasing personnel
- Purchasing spending

SUPPLIER SELECTION
- Supply base development
- Major and strategic suppliers
- Supplier selection criteria
- Working with Ford

GLOBAL SOURCING
- Policy and plans

NORTH AMERICA

EUROPE

ASIA PACIFIC

SOUTH AMERICA

PRICING POLICY
- Price reduction plans and practices
- Payment terms
- Cost-reduction programmes
- Raw material price management

QUALITY MANAGEMENT
- Quality level
- Quality management systems
- Integration into product development
- Management of sub-suppliers
- Supplier awards

TECHNOLOGY
Technological positioning
- Areas of focus
- R&D spending
- R&D organisation
- Access to supplier technology
- Approach to alternative fuels, electrification and fuel cells
- Special vehicle development

INTERVIEW

OEM-SUPPLIER SURVEY RESULTS
- Introduction to the SuRe Index
- Methodology
- Executive summary
- Profit potential
- Organization
- Trust
- Pursuit of excellence
- Outlook

SWOT ANALYSIS - SUPPLYING FORD

GLOBAL FOOTPRINT

FORWARD MODEL PROGRAMME

MAJOR SUPPLIERS – FORD

LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES

Figure 1: Global light vehicle sales, 2006-2011 (Source: IHS Automotive)
Figure 2: Declining European Mondeo sales (2000–2018)
Figure 3: Ford Annual Global platform usage - 2012 and 2017
Figure 4: Ford employees celebrate production of the company's 350 millionth vehicle at the new Ford Thailand Manufacturing plant
Figure 5: List of Ford Operations Worldwide (Oct 2012)
Figure 6: Tony Brown accepting the MMSDC Corporation of the Year award
Figure 7: Ford’s description on ‘creating a sustainable supply chain through our aligned business framework’
Figure 8: Focus Suppliers Add Jobs to Support Global Launch
Figure 9: Dr. Werner Struth, Member of the Board of Management at Robert Bosch GmbH receiving the World Excellence Award from (left to right) Tony Brown, group vice-president Global Purchasing, Alan Mulally, president and CEO, and Raj Nair, group vice-president, Product Development
Figure 10: The 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra
Figure 11: SuRe Index 2010-2011
Figure 12: Ford Motor Company - Global plant locations
Figure 13: Ford Motor Company – North American plant locations
Figure 14: Ford Motor Company – North American plant locations
Figure 15: Ford - Forward Model Programme - by Global Nameplate

Table 1: Ford financial data overview (Source: Ford Motor Company, Reuters, Moody's, Fitch, S&P)
Table 2: Declining European Mondeo sales (2000–2018)
Table 3: WSW Suppliers to all three models - Ford Fusion (MY2012), Escape (2012), Focus (2010)
Table 4: Major suppliers to Ford

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