Track: Supply Chain
Supply Chain Analytics at Ford Motor Company
Monday, April 12, 2:40-3:20pm EDT
The automobile is one of the most complex consumer goods on the market. A single vehicle is made up of thousands of parts which need to be designed, procured, and then transported to a Ford facility. Ford produces over 35 nameplates and builds and delivers millions of vehicles a year to serve customers all over the world. To do this, Ford operates 37 assembly plants, 35 engine and transmission plants, 8 stamping plants and sources parts from approximately 4,500 suppliers globally. Ford seeks to put the customer first, delivering the right vehicle, at the right time. The application of analytics helps Ford with this goal while finding opportunities to improve efficiency in the supply chain operations and reduce costs. This presentation will focus on where Ford has used analytics to provide greater visibility into operations, improve efficiency and reduce costs. It will also highlight how recent supply chain disruptions have provided opportunities to further leverage analytics in our operations.