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  • 2016 Ford Fiesta ST
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    In-depth analysis: strong logistics and supply base central to Ford’s new Mexico plant

    2016-04-06T16:34:40Z

    Ford is the latest carmaker to plan a new assembly plant in Mexico with the announcement that it will invest $1.6 billion in a factory in San Luis Potosi to produce compact cars from 2018. The plant is aimed at making the assembly of smaller cars more profitable for the ...

  • FordPass vehicle controls
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    Ford part 4: The future of service

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    From engaging customers through FordPass to predicting their maintenance needs via Service Excellence 2.0, Ford is evolving its approach to the aftermarket

  • Ford Transit Custom is the UK CV top seller
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    Ford part 3: Supply chain upgrades

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    Ford is rolling out advanced global inventory and demand management tools in pursuit of greater efficiency in logistics and service

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    Ford part 2: Global strategies

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    Ford intends to support dealers through its Professional Service Network, a proliferation of Quick Lane stores and extended parts retention.

  • FREDERIEK_TONEY Ford
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    Ford part 1: Always looking ahead

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    In the first of a four-part feature, Christopher Ludwig talks to Ford Customer Service Division president Frederiek Toney (pictured) about changing times for logistics and providing global customer service

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    Ford confirms plans for EcoSport assembly in Romania

    2016-03-23T10:18:51Z

    Following speculation last month that Ford could bring production of its EcoSport SUV to the Craiova plant in Romania , the carmaker has now confirmed that it is investing up to €200m ($223m) to do just that, along with its component tooling suppliers. It plans to begin assembly at the ...

  • 2017 Ford Escape
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    Ford expands contract for inbound services with Ceva at Kentucky

    2016-03-22T12:37:49Z

    Ford has renewed and expanded a contract with Ceva Logistics for inbound and outbound services to its passenger car assembly plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The new contract, which builds on services Ceva has provided for the last four years, will include metering, small lot logistics, return container management and just-in-time ...

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    Ford Otosan appoints Fatih Kilinc to contract and vehicle logistics role

    2016-03-14T18:10:02Z

    Fatih Kilinc has taken up a new role as contract management and vehicle logistics team leader at Ford Otosan, the joint venture between the US carmaker and Turkish company, Koç Holding. In the role Kilinc will be handling all aspects of logistics service procurement and contract management of intermodal shipments, ...

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    Adampol starts operations at Naberezhnye Chelny for Ford Sollers

    2016-02-22T09:48:12Z

    Polish logistics and transport provider, Adampol, has started volume operations at a 6-hectare distribution compound adjacent to the Ford Sollers' plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia. The services are being carried out through its Russian division Vectura. The compound, which represents an investment of more than €3m ($3.3m) by Adampol, is ...

  • Ford Unleashes New Wave of Vehicles at Geneva Motor Show
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    Ford to build Ka/Figo model in Europe

    2016-02-17T12:33:34Z

    Following press speculation that Ford could be starting production of its Ka and EcoSport models at its plant in Romania, the carmaker has confirmed that it will begin assembly of a minicar model in Europe. However, it would not confirm where. The news of a possible transfer of Ka production ...

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    Ford will stop all operations in Japan and Indonesia by end of year

    2016-01-25T14:37:19Z

    [Updated 26th January] Ford has confirmed that it is ceasing all operations in Japan and Indonesia, including sales and imports of Ford and Lincoln vehicles to the countries, in the face of weak market share. According to a statement on Monday (25th January) from Ford Asia Pacific’s vice-president of ...

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    Ford: The resources to wrap up a region

    2015-12-21T07:00:22Z

    Bob Laurila, director of material planning and logistics in Asia Pacific, discusses how Ford is adapting its organisation and its systems to manage the region’s changing vehicle flows. Asia Pacific is becoming one of Ford Motor Company’s most dynamic and important regions for vehicle logistics. A quick glance at the ...

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    Ford-Werke now using 72 new Kögel trailers

    2015-12-18T12:11:09Z

    Ford-Werke, the German subsidiary of Ford Europe, has recently taken delivery of 72 Kögel trailers: 52 ‘Mega’ trailers, and 20 ‘Cargo’ trailers. The trailers are the maximum permissable height of four metres. The Kögel trailers are tailored to Ford’s vehicle fleet and will be used primarily in procurement logistics ...

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    Ford begins exports of Fiestas via Lázaro Cárdenas

    2015-11-11T11:43:18Z

    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas has handled its first ever consignment of Ford vehicles for export, which were despatched to Portland, in the US. The 68 Ford Fiesta vehicles were transported aboard NYK’s Hyperion Leader. The cars were built at the Ford plant at Cuautitlán Izcalli, in Mexico State, ...

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    Ford Sollers announces production cuts across plants in Russia

    2015-11-11T11:20:11Z

    From mid-November, Ford Sollers is cutting production at its plants in Vsevolozhsk in Leningrad Oblast and Naberezhnye Chelny in Tatarstan for almost two months, including over the festive holidays. The joint venture’s third site in Yelabuga, Tatarstan, meanwhile, will not be producing cars for a month. Representatives of the company ...

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    Ford reports dispute resolved at Kansas City Assembly Plant

    2015-10-06T15:06:48Z

    Ford said it had reached agreement with workers this week at its Kansas City assembly facility in Claycomo, Missouri over a local labour dispute, but it is not clear whether the carmaker is still going ahead with the reorganisation of parts supply to its Dearborn plant. "Working with our UAW ...

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    Ford extends contract with NYK Auto Logistics in India

    2015-09-29T17:14:36Z

    Ford India has extended the scope of a contract it signed with NYK Auto Logistics (India) in 2011. Initially, this simply involved the provision of ro-ro terminal services for finished vehicles at the Indian ports of Chennai and Ennore. However, under the new arrangement, NYK Auto Logistics (India) has also ...

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    Ford workers strike in Brazil over job cuts

    2015-09-15T11:19:32Z

    Workers at Ford’s São Bernardo do Campo plant in Brazil have been on strike since last week over the carmaker’s attempt to lay off workers in the face of excess capacity caused by the dramatic slump in the Brazilian economy. There has been no production at the plant since 9th ...

  • Belanger, Ford
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    Ford’s Grant Belanger to retire; Todd Bryant will head global logistics

    2015-09-02T15:02:40Z

    Ford will soon have a new executive director of global material planning and logistics (MP&L), and parts supply and logistics (PS&L) in North America as Grant Belanger (left) retires after 30 years with the company. Sources at Ford have told Automotive Logistics that he will be replaced by Todd ...

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    US security watchdog joins bribery investigation into Ford

    2015-08-19T16:08:01Z

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC) is investigating Ford for the alleged payment of bribes to Russian customs officials at the Russian port of St Petersburg. Ford is involved in a wider investigation that includes DB Schenker, which is itself under scrutiny from the Cologne Public Prosecutors Office ...