DEARBORN, MI – Amid the turmoil of leadership change and the Way Forward North American restructuring plan, Ford Motor Co. is staying the course when it comes to product development. The auto maker remains committed to its Global Product Development System (GPDS), which was still in its infancy when the vision was outlined by former product-creation chief Phil Martens in August 2005. Martens left Ford less than two months later, but his legacy, GPDS, lives on under Mark Fields, ...

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