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"One of Callum's biggest goals, he said, is to shorten product development times.
...the quote that I did want to comment on is that this type of comment reeks of some HEAVY HANDED mentality coming from Callum. IMO anytime the word shorten is used in this context, it usually means fook the details just get it done NOW!!
hmm... ...
what if this is aimed at some(one) of the Approvers?

think I remember that the GT project, which was hidden from full review afaik, went from idea to fine-tuning Quite quickly


seriously, *IF* a quasi-concept is based on a finalized production design,
as it seems to have been since Mulally;
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...Hopefully, this move shortens the 1 year from Concept model to a Production model, along with the 1 year from Production model to actual production.
why BOTHER with 2 (TWO) year delays??

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...Fordís manufacturing division is a mess and...

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more information of the "process" of siteing the next focus and the millions of dollars wasted figuring it out.

http://billingsgazette.com/business/...80b453622.html
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Why Ford's Decision to Move the Focus to China Cost $248 Million

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) said earlier this year that it will move production of the next-generation Focus compact, due in about two years, overseas -- mostly to China.*Now we know the price tag for that move: $248 million.
Ford said this past week that it took one-time charges totaling $248 million against its second-quarter earnings to cover the costs of its decision to move production of the next-generation Focus out of North America.

Long story short: Ford had begun ordering new tooling or doing some work at the Hermosillo factory to build the Focus, and some of that work and tooling is now being written off, as is a small amount of work that had been done in South America. Those write-offs are the reason for Ford's $248 million second-quarter charge.*
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Ford is very good at wasting money twiddling its thumbs, but in the long run they had to waste some money to get ahead of the market changes.
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Ford is very good at wasting money twiddling its thumbs, but in the long run they had to waste some money to get ahead of the market changes.
I don't believe they have proven that yet.

It is better to have the flexibility to respond than to anticipate what may happen. It is a fools errand to try to anticipate the market.

How did Nissan find more production for the Roque, they took it from other product built at the same plant.

instead of wasting time find a new location for production they simply produced what the market wanted, and less of what it didn't want.

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Re: Fordís Board of Directors '"86's" Mark Fields - update

^^^ Thanks for posting that, Biker
tho
there were a couple "sour notes" in their song as far as I know.
Main one was their characterization of Focus sales as
"...Because U.S. sales of the Focus have been declining for years..." - they're not the only ones
Here's a chart of the last 4 years

also the phrasing of
"...Ford had originally hinted that the next Focus would be built in Mexico, possibly in its existing factory in Hermosillo, where the Fusion sedan is made -- and possibly in a new factory it planned to build in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi..."



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"Hackett also is said to be questioning a plan to build at least half a dozen future models, including replacements for the Ford Mustang and Explorer and Lincoln Continental, on a new flexible platform that is designed to accommodate both front- and rear-wheel-drive vehicles."

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Re: Fordís Board of Directors '"86's" Mark Fields - update

crossreference: I don't remember this change...

Ford will ease into EVs
Starting with plug-in versions of utility vehicles

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- Michael Martinez - August 28, 2017

...In a blog post last week, Sherif Marakby, who rejoined Ford in June as vice president of autonomous vehicles and electrification after a year working for Uber, said the success of autonomous ride-hailing and package-delivery fleets depends on how long they can stay on the road...


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think I accidentally merged the wrong thread
so now tried to DE-merge the Ford-Will-Ease-Into-EVs thread into the Fomoco Engineering section
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while rumaging thru google for more about
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I read an article that talked about the new Merrill Lynch Car Wars report...
...http://www.motortrend.com/news/lots-...xt-four-years/
I found an article about Mr. Hinrichs being given the main credit for Ford's JD Powers quality ratings improvement
How Ford turned around its J.D. Power quality ranking
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Ford's IQS Rank
2017: 4th
2016: 11th
2015: 12th
2014: 16th
2013: 27th
2012: 27th...

...Ford has the opportunity to improve again next year, Sargent (VP @ JDP) said, because it doesn't have many vehicle introductions. According to the annual Bank of America Merrill Lynch "Car Wars" report, only 4 percent of its volume will be replaced. But a 50 percent volume replacement looms in 2020, according to "Car Wars."...
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Re: Fordís Board of Directors '"86's" Mark Fields - update

It's fair comment that Ford aversion to risk has probably prevented it from making a lot more profits
over the years by not taking those calculated risks that we really not that risky in the end.

Until Ford is prepared to put on its big boots and seriously engage the utility market, it will continue
to just mark time and do what it's ben doing for the past four or five years. Come on Ford, time to
step up to the plate and go the take greatness on offer...
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