Ford Wants Better Relationship with Suppliers

Aug. 6, 2010
Company will source two-thirds of its global programs from preferred parts suppliers.

Editor's Note: covered the CAR Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City held this week.

Ford Motor Co. intends to slash its global supplier list to 750 from the 3,000 it employed just a few years ago. The reduction is part of the companys vaunted "One Ford" strategy, Birgit Behrendt, Ford's newly appointed purchasing director of global programs and the Americas.

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