Suppliers and Ford’s Mobility Future
The auto industry is at an inflection point, says Hau Thai Tang, group vice president of Global Purchasing at Ford Motor Co. “How do you balance with one foot in today and one foot in tomorrow?” he asks.
Carmakers must continue to maintain a sharp focus on the near-term demands of creating and delivering attractive, high-quality vehicles, Tang explains. Yet they also must foster the innovation that will enable them 5-10 years from now to be successful solution providers in the broader world of personal mobility.
Tang says Ford is meeting the challenge by relying more heavily than ever on its suppliers, including many that are new to the auto industry.
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