DEARBORN, MI – CEO Alan Mulally’s plan to integrate Ford Motor Co.’s global operations, dubbed “One Ford,” requires strategic alliances with suppliers and careful consideration of where components are sourced, says a top manufacturing executive. Some critics argue the weak U.S. dollar, which is making imports to the U.S. less profitable, is jeopardizing Ford’s efforts to form closer alliances between its North American and European operations. But Barb Samardzich, vice president-global ...

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