Hoping to anticipate the needs and wants of its customers, Ford Motor Co. has realigned its North American Product Development organization. The move, which represents a departure from the more traditional practice of vehicle-specific product development and marks a break from the structure launched under former Chairman Alex Trotman's Ford 2000 plan, creates five teams of engineers, designers and researchers. Implemented last month following a late-2000 rollout within the ranks of ...

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