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Watch: How Ford digitalised and insourced global supply chain processes | Your Questions Answered Part II with Amlan Bose

2020-06-29T23:46:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Ford is transforming its supply chain and logistics processes in a number of key regions, including creating an in-house 4PL and rolling out a dynamic transport management system. Following discussion on our popular Livestream Hour edition focused on digitalisation in supply chain and logistics, Ford’s Amlan Bose rejoins Christopher Ludwig to address audience questions on topics including challenges to rollout, whether the system and insourcing will spread to other regions, and how digital control towers are helping Ford in the Covid-19 crisis.

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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 8 – Driving innovation in production and logistics

2020-06-10T18:35:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Join this special digital transformation livestream session on how IT and technology solutions are supporting supply chain during the crisis, including a major digitalisation project for Ford’s logistics and supply chain management across key regions. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig.

A comprehensive set of Ford global standards on social distancing and employee health and safety actions are being implemented across the UK facilities

Production to resume at Ford’s UK operations

2020-05-15T17:19:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Initial production at the Dagenham and Bridgend engine plants will restart from 18 May 

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​Ford’s North American plants to resume vehicle assembly on 18 May

2020-05-08T00:32:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Under a phased approach and new protocols, Ford assembly workers in the US and Canada will make a return to factories later this month

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Ford outlines a cautious return-to-work for US plants

2020-05-02T18:26:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Ford says that no date has yet been fixed for its US plants to restart vehicle production after the coronavirus shutdowns. Operations in China have resumed and some of Ford’s European vehicle assembly plants will reopen from 4 May. But Ford says that due to the nature of the “eco-system”, ...

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Ford confirms 4 May restart date for manufacturing sites in Europe

2020-04-28T16:58:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Stuart Rowley, President Ford of Europe, published an announcement this afternoon confirming the 4 May restart: “We will begin our reintegration, with vehicle and engine production resuming at our main manufacturing facilities. Production will start at a low level, prioritising sold customer vehicle orders from dealers, and will gradually be ...

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More views from the “lighthouse”: Industry 4.0 instils culture change at Ford Otosan

2020-03-27T16:02:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Ranked among the WEF Global Lighthouse Network, Ford Otosan’s Industry 4.0 strategy has improved mindsets as well as datasets

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Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

2020-03-20T13:49:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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US giants in Asia: Part 2 – China checks and churns

2020-03-02T14:43:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Ford and GM remain committed to the China market, one that still has much to offer despite sales downturns and health crises  

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US giants in Asia: Part 1 – down and nearly out in India

2020-02-25T15:44:00+00:00By Ian Henry

As GM and Ford scale back from the subcontinent, the withdrawal is symptomatic of their global challenges and retrenchment back in the homeland

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AMS on Africa: Part 3 – Game plan for South Africa

2020-02-11T09:42:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Despite competition elsewhere in the continent, South Africa retains its key place among global manufacturing strategies

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Ford invests in battery production at Valencia

2020-01-21T16:50:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Ford will invest €42m in its Valencia manufacturing plant to support the its electrification strategy with a state-of-the-art battery assembly facility, in addition to producing the new hybrid models

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Ford’s India plants to be operated by Mahindra

2019-10-30T11:17:00+00:00By AMS

India - Ford will transfer control of its assembly operations in India to Mahindra

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Ford starts production of new Puma

2019-10-09T16:39:00+01:00By AMS

Romania - Ford has started making the new Puma in Craiova after a significant investment was made at its plant

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Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

2019-10-04T11:20:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

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Gathering clouds

2019-08-20T10:44:00+01:00By John Osborne

Cloud computing has been used for some time by carmakers, but its full potential has still to be realised in automation applications. 

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Ford’s new electric offering

2019-05-28T13:49:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Ford has recently announced it will bring 16 electrified vehicles to market in Europe over the next few years. Michael Nash provides a rundown of the first batch to be introduced

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Keeping in focus

2019-05-20T14:29:00+01:00By Nick Holt

Ford has invested in its Saarlouis plant to produce the latest generation of its popular Focus model. Nick Holt visited the plant to get a look at the upgrades to the production process

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US plants – stick or twist?

2019-04-10T13:42:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures.

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Start of production – AMS Podcast Episode 01

2019-04-10T11:55:00+01:00

The very first AMS podcast rolls off the assembly line and the team discuss two giants of automotive manufacturing, Toyota and Ford.

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