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. ...

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