Ford Motor

I MP LE ME NTI NG I NFO RM ATI O N TE CHNO LO G Y I N S UP P LY CH ANG E MAN AG E ME NT

Group Members

y Aneeqa Chughtai y Ashara Dana y Najm-us-Sehar y M.Hussain y Abdul Wasay

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Introduction
y Second largest corporation in the world y Revenues more than $144 Billions y Operation spanned 200 countries y Produced 260 millions vehicles

Need for Information Systems
y To overcome the geographical constraints and

information overflow
y Teams in different continents need to work together y Every reengineering project require information

technology
y For enhancing material flow and reducing inventory

Supply Chain and Customer Responsiveness Initiatives
y Ford¶s existing supply base y Ford production system y Ford retail network

Ford¶s existing supply base
y Try to decrease existing suppliers y Made its expertise available to assist suppliers y Used a range of techniques 

Just-In-Time(JIT) 
Total Quantity Management(TQM)  Statistical Process Control(SPC)

Ford Production System
y Produced five major corporation wide reengineering

projects
y FPS ± An integrated system aimed at making

manufacturing operations leaner, more responsive
y Synchronus Material Flow(SMF) ± A process that

produces continuous flow of materials

Ford Production System
y Inline Vehicle Sequencing(ILVS) ± A system that

used vehicle in process storage devices

Order to Delivery
y To reduce to 15 days the time from customer¶s order

to delivery
y The OTD processes relied on 
Ongoing forecasting of customer demand  A minimum of 15 days of vehicle  Regional mixing centers for optimizing schedules and delivery of vehicles

For Retail Network
y Was formed to take advantage of changing retail

vehicle distribution system
y Had two primary goals 
To be a test bed for best practices in retail distribution  To create an alternative distribution channel  Principle of FRN

Logistics
y TNT Logistics North America launched RFID

initiatives
y Helped to automate work flow y provide real time visibility y Reduce inventory y Prevent business interruption

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