NEW YORK – Ford Motor Co. will shed more than half of its current roster of 2,000-plus suppliers, trimming the number to 700-800 long term, the auto maker’s purchasing chief says. “It will happen over a period of years,” Tony Brown, senior vice president-global purchasing, tells reporters here of the supply-base downsizing. “We have to get capacity out of the system to get the industry healthy,” Brown says. “I won’t be sourcing new business with some suppliers.” Ford will select ...
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