WAYNE, MI – Ford Motor Co.’s flexible manufacturing strategy pays dividends on two fronts – it allows the auto maker to quickly respond to changing consumer demand and provides considerable savings in the long-term, says a top executive. “As we invest in flexibility, it helps us on second-life tooling,” Frank Davis, Ford's vice president of product development, tells Ward’s at a recent media event here. “Second-life tooling is a lot cheaper because you built that flexibility in, and ...

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