DEARBORN – Ford Motor Co. aims to migrate its North American body shop production schedules to a leaner, more precise science, but it’s going to take a long time to get there. “Our strategy is to attempt to go to inline vehicle sequencing, which (enables us) to be able to broadcast out to the supply base in sequence what we are going to build and to do it in that sequence,” Joe Hinrichs, director-North American manufacturing says at a the recent AutoMan manufacturing conference here. ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Ford Moves Away From Batch Building" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (248) 799-2642