DEARBORN, MI – It was nearly a year ago that Ford Motor Co. called a meeting in Dearborn of its top suppliers – about 100 of them – to talk quality. Will Boddie, Ford’s vice president-North American Engineering, says the auto maker went too far with outsourcing and now wants to reclaim engineering responsibility. For a few hours, Tony Brown, Ford’s vice president of global purchasing, shared internal data suggesting suppliers were more culpable than the auto maker as recalls and ...

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