Supplying Ford 2015: The Best-Selling Models, Most-Used Model Platforms and a Wider-Ranging Review of Global Production Activities

Nov 16, 2015, 12:10 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the " Supplying Ford - 2015 " company profile to their offering.

This is the latest edition of Supplying Ford, following on from the report published in late 2012. Since the release of the previous report, much has changed across global operations at Ford Motor as the One Ford' strategy 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.

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 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. 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.

Interviews with key purchasing executives:

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.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Overview

2. Product Strategy

3. Vehicle Platforms

4. Production Strategy

5. Purchasing Strategy

6. Supplier Selection

7. Global Sourcing

8. Pricing Policy

9. Quality Management

10. Technology

11. Future Models

12. Interviews

13. Supplier Relationship Survey

14. SWOT Analysis and Production Locations

15. Forward Model Programmes

16. Major Suppliers to Recent Models

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