Ford Motor Co. can expect some high-pressure lobbying in coming months as component manufacturers jockey for a spot on the auto maker's shrinking supplier list. In a bid to slash costs and improve quality, Ford will, before July 2006, reduce by 50% the number of suppliers from which it buys key “high-impact” commodities. The price tag for these commodities, which represent about half of Ford's global annual production buy, is approximately $35 billion. Tony Brown Ford's “Aligned ...

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