Ford 's Current Existing Supply Chain Condition

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Executive Summary I spend pretty long time analyzing Ford’s current existing supply chain condition. I immediately became aware of its highly complex environment. This high level of complexity combined with other external and internal factors. These factors push Ford to search for the best solutions in order to overcome the costly supply chain issues that they are facing and may continue encounter in the future. Ford’s major challenges in their current supply chain system is: the inefficient and uneffective control of their complex network of suppliers and large data base, the existence of independent distributors, their failure to communicate and directly serve their customers. I am trying to realize the urgent need to modify Ford’s…show more content…
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