Ford Motor Co. is nearly complete with phase one of its plan to enlist suppliers into its “Aligned Business Framework” program, Andrew Hinkly, executive director-Americas Production Purchasing Operations, says. The ABF, which according to Ford was designed to “strengthen collaboration and develop a sustainable business model to drive mutual profitability and technology development,” is living up to expectations, Hinkly tells Ward’s. “That’s beginning to take root. We’re getting some ...

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