Tony (Thomas) Brown says it was all a misunderstanding: Ford Motor Co. is not blaming its suppliers exclusively for quality problems on its vehicles. The vice president-global purchasing for the No.2 auto maker tells Ward's that published reports misrepresented a meeting between Ford and its suppliers in April. According to reports, Brown blamed Ford’s quality problems on suppliers and demanded improvement. Tony Brown "I never said that," Brown tells Ward's, adding he’s ...

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