DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co.’s accelerated cost-reduction strategy portends unknown impact on Team Value Management (TVM), the auto maker’s global supplier-oriented waste-elimination initiative, a key executive concedes. "It’s too early to tell," Tony Brown, vice president-global purchasing, tells Ward's. Brown says Ford to remain true to TVM principles. But the auto maker will not compromise TVM’s fundamental credo, Brown says. And that is: "Trust and be trustworthy." ...

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