Ford has also committed substantial resources to the support of its supply chain, a cost that is unlikely to abate in 2010. Access to capital remains limited or non-existent for a large part of the supply base, and further bankruptcies will be a certainty. It has been noteworthy that through the bankruptcy of numerous Tier 1 and lower-tiered suppliers, as well as the bankruptcy of Chrysler and General Motors, the production process has been surprisingly well-managed with very few disruptions ...
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