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Ford Motor Company

Welcome to the Ford Motor Company!

Tony BrownSince the day in 1903 when Henry Ford signed the company's articles of incorporation, Ford Motor Company has been closely identified with the history and development of industry and society. Now, in our second century of existence, we are a worldwide organization that retains and expands Henry Ford's heritage by developing products that serve the varying and ever-changing needs of people in the global community. It is a competitive business - but one that provides excitement, challenge and opportunity for the global best!

At Ford, we know we must work collaboratively with our valued suppliers to deliver the highest quality vehicles that provide the best value to our customers. Our suppliers are critical to continually improving product quality, achieving the lowest cost, developing new technology, maintaining on-time delivery, and providing the required design and engineering support to meet customer product and service needs. The fundamental principles of supplier relationships at Ford are collaboration, not confrontation; teamwork, not make-work; cooperation, not competition.

The values of a company set the tone for the entire organization. Ford Motor Company believes that:
  • Our business is driven by our consumer focus, creativity, resourcefulness, and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We are an inspired, diverse team. We respect everyone's contribution. The health and safety of our people is paramount.
  • We are a leader in environmental responsibility. Our integrity is never compromised and we make a positive contribution to society.
  • We constantly strive to improve in everything we do. Guided by these values, we provide superior returns to our shareholders.
As we globally seek out and develop new sources of supply, we look for suppliers who share these values, and we insist on engaging only with those entities that treat their employees in a fair and equitable manner, who provide their employees a safe workplace, and who conduct their business in accordance with national or state labor and employment laws.

The following pages will provide you with a brief overview of our purchasing functions and locations, our key cross-functional organizations, high level expectations of our supply base, and a look at some of our major processes and programs. We hope this will give you a better understanding of doing business with Ford and look forward to pursuing business opportunities with you.
Tony Brown
Senior Vice President - Global Purchasing
 
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