DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. is backing away from the practice of requiring suppliers to own tooling and entrenching its efforts to oversee the supply stream and product engineering, especially of modules where most of the content comes from lower-tier suppliers, Nick Scheele, president and chief operating officer tells Ward’s. Nick Scheele “We’ve taken a look at supplier relationships and it was clear that we got ourselves in a situation with some suppliers where we were ...

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