Re: Fusion/Fiesta/Taurus Officially Cancelled
Just got done listening carefully to every word that Hackett, Hinrichs, Farley, Shanks and Klavorn shared in the 1stQ Town Hall discussion with employees, especially the questions about the recent announcement with cars. Here are some takeaways which they claimed:
“We (Ford) are not getting out of the car business, but we are instead accelerating the vehicle business.”
So if there is any vagueness I am accused of, it comes from the top down. I have heard this before and I still don't know what to think.
They also mentioned “cars will not be brought to market in the traditional sense.”
Once again, zilch in terms of a detailed plan. Literally a year into Hackett's leadership, and we know very little.
So take from that what you want, but I conclude that they are basically clean sheeting many aspects of the business, which includes Deep Sixing old processes and products, and that of course is a long term approach. Ugh.