DEARBORN, MI – Part suppliers to Ford Motor Co. that stay ahead of the technology curve in their respective segments are sure to keep business with the auto maker as it seeks to pare its supply chain with an emphasis on global sourcing, Ford purchasing executives say. The auto maker currently has about 1,600 suppliers of production parts globally, down from 3,300 at the end of 2004, and has identified 850 suppliers it plans to keep for long-term sourcing in the future. Ford ultimately ...
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