|WHO WE ARE|
|Successful supplier relationships are valued by Ford, and several organizations lead the way to develop and strengthen these ties. Purchasing is the primary Ford contact for suppliers and has locations around the world.
|MAJOR PURCHASING FUNCTIONS
The major functions of Purchasing are Production Purchasing, Non-Production Purchasing, and Supplier Technical Assistance.
Production Purchasing purchases parts and materials needed to manufacture vehicles. Suppliers are an integral part of our business, and our success is interdependent with theirs. We rely on more than 2,000 production suppliers to provide many of these parts. Examples include brake linings, headlights, powertrain parts, and raw materials such as steel, plastic, and coatings. The main groupings for parts and materials are as follows:
Production Purchasing sub-groups include:
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