Ford seeks seamless links with suppliers

Child, Charles
December 1994
Automotive News;12/12/1994, Vol. 69 Issue 5582, p37
Trade Publication
Reports on Ford Motor Co.'s efforts to transform its suppliers into seamless extensions of the company. Long-term partnerships with suppliers; Ford 2000 bureaucracy-overhaul program.


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