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  1. Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin), the updated scheduling and production timetable has been released for the 2021/2022MY F-150. 06/04/2021 - 2021MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 09/02/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change (DTP) 09/30/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change (KC) 11/14/2021 - 2021MY Balance Out Date (DTP) 12/05/2021 - 2021MY Balance Out Date (KC) 09/15/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date (DTP) 09/15/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date (KC) 10/14/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins (DTP) 10/14/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins (KC) 11/15/2021 - 2022MY Job #1 Date (DTP) 12/06/2021 - 2022MY Job #1 Date (KC)
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    2022 Expedition Order Guide

    2022 Expedition Order Guide View File 2022 Expedition Order Guide Submitter ice-capades Submitted 10/13/2021 Category Expedition  
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    Order Guide Updates

    Order Guides have been updated for the following vehicles: 2020 Ford F-150 2020 Lincoln Aviator 2020 Lincoln Continental 2020 Lincoln Nautilus
  4. Per Ford's announcement today to all Ford dealerships... The New Ford Customer Vehicle Order Tracking Website https://shop.ford.com/vehicleordertracking SUMMARY We are announcing the Customer Vehicle Order Tracking website has launched. Ford has developed an online order tracking application that will allow customers to check on the status of their Ford retail order. The website can track the order through five (5) statuses that align with the Primary statuses in Vehicle Visibility. The expectation is the customer can get on demand information about their order without having to call the Sales Consultant or the Customer Relationship Center. ORDER STATUS When the customer enters the VIN, they will see one of the following five (5) order statuses and corresponding information: In Order ProcessingYour order has been entered into the Ford Ordering System. It will then be scheduled and placed in the first available production week. Once scheduled, a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and estimated build date will be provided in the upper-left corner of the home page. Be sure to view the Vehicle Summary section and learn about the features on your vehicle. In ProductionYour order is being manufactured at one of our factories. This can take a few days. When you have a moment, tryout the link to your Window Sticker that is now available lower on the page. Awaiting ShipmentYour vehicle has been built and we are arranging shipment to your dealer. This step could take a few days to a week. Select the "Learn About Your Vehicle" link for information and videos about your new vehicle. In TransitYour vehicle is In Transit or on its way to your dealership. Transit times vary from an average of 12 - 28 days based on your location and the plant where the vehicle was built. This is a great time to explore "Ford Accessories" to see how you can personalize your vehicle. Don't forget to add comments to the short survey so we can enhance the Order Tracking Site. DeliveredYour vehicle has arrived at the dealership and should be ready for pick up in a few days. Your dealership will be able to provide the specific date and time for delivery. Website supports 2018 Model Year Ford vehicles (excluding Ford GT) and will pick up with 2019 Model Year Ford vehicles when they launch. KEY POINTS  Ford vehicles only – Excludes Lincolns  Retail orders only  2018 & 2019 Model Year vehicles as they are available  Excludes Ford GT vehicles  Requires VIN to track – a VIN that is not scheduled may produce an error message  Website link: https://shop.ford.com/vehicleordertracking
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    Ford Weekly Scheduling Notes

    Scheduling Notes On Thursday, October 21, Bronco, EcoSport, Expedition, Mustang, and Ranger will not be selected for scheduling. 21MY F150 balance to go SIMS orders have been created using commodities still available at the Plant. 22MY Bronco Sport Big Bend Equipment Group (R9B) – To allow orders to schedule more quickly, we recommend removing the optional 18” wheel (64M). OTD and Bronco Vehicle Line Scheduling – For OTD vehicle lines and Bronco, the Centralized Field Order Scheduling Team (CFOS) does not have any line of sight of what will be scheduling each week and the delivery timing of these vehicle lines. Balance Out Information 21MY F-150: Final 21MY F-150 orders were due on Thursday, September 30. Spec changes and cancellation were shut off on Thursday, September 30. Guard (HN), Lead Foot (JX), Velocity Blue (E7), & Star White (AZ) exterior paints have balanced out for the 21MY F150. 21MY Ranger – Final 21MY Ranger orders were due on Thursday, October 14. Spec changes and cancellation were shut off on Thursday, October 14. 21MY Expedition – Final 21MY Expedition orders are due on Thursday, October 28. Spec changes and cancellation will be shut off on Thursday, October 28. 21MY Mustang – Please note that the following options have balanced out for 21MY Mustang: Black Painted Roof (94B) Painted Over-the-top Stripe (47W) - GT500's with the Tape Stripe will have to remove the option in order to schedule. Mach 1 Handling Package (60K)
  6. Scheduling Notes On Thursday, March 25, Super Duty will not be selected for scheduling due to production changes at the plant. Balance out scheduling will resume next Thursday, April 1st. UPDATE - On Thursday, March 25, EcoSport, Escape, and TRANSIT orders will not be selected for scheduling. 21MY Bronco Sport, Edge, Mach E and Mustang OTD Scheduling - The extended dressing period for OTD Fitness orders is Monday, March 15 - Wednesday, March 24. Scheduling will resume on Thursday, March 25. Due to constraints and production changes, it may take several weeks to schedule the OTD Fitness orders 21MY Escape OTD Scheduling - The extended dressing period for Escape OTD Fitness orders is Monday, March 15 - Wednesday, March 31. Scheduling will resume on Thursday, April 1. Due to constraints and production changes, it may take several weeks to schedule the OTD Fitness orders 21MY Escape Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ (68B) – Until further notice, you will not be able to amend 1.5L Escape OTD orders to add Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+.(68B). 21MY Mustang OTD Mach 1 Orders – Please note that Mustang Mach 1 orders that are 600A with manual transmission and the standard wheel or handling package will schedule more quickly. Magnetic-Painted Aluminum Wheel (64S) is only available on retail Mach 1 orders. Balance out Information: 21MY Super Duty Balance Out– Final 2021 MY Super Duty orders were due on Thursday, March 18th. Spec changes and cancellation were shut off on Thursday, March 18th. 21MY Explorer Job #2 Balance Out – Final 21MY Explorer Job #2 orders are due on Thursday, March 25th. Spec changes and cancellation will be shut off on Thursday, March 25th.
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    Ford Retail Order Tracking Website Announcement

    I just got back to my computer and spent at least 10-15 minutes replying to your PM addressing your questions and providing my recommendations, etc. You've just wasted my time by now soliciting answers from everyone else that either don't have access to the information and answers you want or can only speculate. Do not contact me again for assistance! Contact your Dealer and make them do their job!
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    Order Guide Updates

    The following updated and/or newly released order guides are now available for download in the Dealer Order Guides section. 2022 Bronco Sport Order Guide (Canada) 2021 Expedition Order Guide (Canada) 2022 Expedition Order Guide (Canada) 2022 F-150 Order Guide (Canada) 2022 Maverick Order Guide (Canada) 2022 Ranger Order Guide (Canada) 2022 Super Duty Pickup F-250_350_450 Order Guide (Canada) 2022 Transit Order Guide (Canada)
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    2022 Transit Order Guide (Canada)

    2022 Transit Order Guide (Canada) View File LATE AVAILABILITY ITEMS ● Crew Van Bulkhead (47V) ● Digital Rearview Mirror (90C) has been moved to 23MY ● Back Up Alarm (43B) for E-Transit has been moved to 23MY ● Heavy-Duty Cargo Flooring (60B) for DRW configurations LATEST ORDER GUIDE UPDATES ● Foldable Aluminum Shelving (66H and 66G) and Fixed Multi-Level Shelving (66F and 66E) are not available with Front/Rear Aux A/C and Heater (57G) ● New Passenger Seat Delete with Dark Palazzo Grey Cloth seat pack has been added (211) ● Passive Entry/Passive Start (PEPS) name has been updated to Intelligent Access with push-button start (41J) ● 16” Heavy-Duty Forged Aluminum Wheel (76E and 76G) have been added to the Livery Package (47L) ● Complimentary offer period for Ford Commercial Solutions Energy Management and Vehicle Insight Tools has been extended to 3 Years on audio packages 58B and 58C ● Single AGM Battery (70 amp-hr) is now standard with E-Transit Submitter ice-capades Submitted 10/18/2021 Category Transit  
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    2022 Transit Order Guide (Canada)

    Version 10/15/2021

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    LATE AVAILABILITY ITEMS ● Crew Van Bulkhead (47V) ● Digital Rearview Mirror (90C) has been moved to 23MY ● Back Up Alarm (43B) for E-Transit has been moved to 23MY ● Heavy-Duty Cargo Flooring (60B) for DRW configurations LATEST ORDER GUIDE UPDATES ● Foldable Aluminum Shelving (66H and 66G) and Fixed Multi-Level Shelving (66F and 66E) are not available with Front/Rear Aux A/C and Heater (57G) ● New Passenger Seat Delete with Dark Palazzo Grey Cloth seat pack has been added (211) ● Passive Entry/Passive Start (PEPS) name has been updated to Intelligent Access with push-button start (41J) ● 16” Heavy-Duty Forged Aluminum Wheel (76E and 76G) have been added to the Livery Package (47L) ● Complimentary offer period for Ford Commercial Solutions Energy Management and Vehicle Insight Tools has been extended to 3 Years on audio packages 58B and 58C ● Single AGM Battery (70 amp-hr) is now standard with E-Transit
  11. 2022 Expedition Order Guide (Canada) View File 2022 Expedition Order Guide (Canada) LATE AVAILABILITY – Subject to Change ● No offerings are Late Availability at this time Submitter ice-capades Submitted 10/18/2021 Category Expedition  
  12. Version 10/13/2021

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    2022 Expedition Order Guide (Canada) LATE AVAILABILITY – Subject to Change ● No offerings are Late Availability at this time
  13. Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the updated scheduling and production timetable for the 2021/2022MY Lincoln Aviator. 03/05/2021 - 2021MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 03/11/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change 05/30/2021 - 2021MY Balance Out Date 03/15/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date 04/15/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins 06/01/2021 - 2022MY Job #1 Date The 2022 Lincoln Aviator Order Guide will be uploaded to the Order Guides Section as soon as it is available.
  14. Ford Dealers can submit vehicle orders via either the traditional CONCEPS ordering system or the newer WBDO (Web Based Dealer Ordering) system. Fleet orders and/or specification changes must be made via CONCEPS. The WBDO system only accepts stock (Dealer Stock, Demonstrator) orders and all variations of retail orders (Retail, A/X/D Plan, Etc.). Both ordering systems generate error notices and will not display pricing information until any errors are corrected. The CONCEPS ordering system requires the Dealer to manually enter all the order codes… Year, Body Code, Priority Code, Option Codes, etc. The newer WBDO system uses plain language descriptions, etc. and only displays options available for that vehicle’s Model Year, Body Code & Order Code. Retail orders using the WBDO system default to Priority Code “19”. Dealers assign priority codes to each order based on the Order Type. Stock orders are assigned priority codes 20-80, retail orders are assigned priority codes 10-19. Fleet orders are assigned special alpha numeric codes that represent a requested production week. The priority codes determine the order for which vehicle orders are to be selected and/or considered for scheduling. This overview doesn’t consider commodity issues (model, powertrain or option scheduling restrictions) that may be in place for a scheduling week. Commodity issues and/or restrictions can apply at either or both the regional and national levels. The highest priority that a Dealer can use for a retail order is 10. An order with a “10” priority code will schedule ahead of an order with an “11” priority code, etc. This allows Dealers to prioritize the order in which vehicles are scheduled, especially when a Dealer may have multiple retail orders in the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank). With the WBDO ordering system, retail orders default to priority code “19” so it’s important that a Dealer change the priority code to a lower number if they want the order to be considered for scheduling earlier compared to other orders. Ford provides Dealers with a schedule for vehicle allocation each week on Monday mornings which shows how many vehicles of each model line that the Dealer has allocation for scheduling that week. That same weekly allocation report also includes information on any regional commodity issues or restrictions. On Monday afternoons, the Scheduling Toolbox Report is released which provides more detailed information on commodity issues and scheduling availability on a national basis. On Tuesday mornings, the AM Scheduling Preview Report is available to show Dealers which vehicle orders have been selected or previewed, on an initial basis, to be selected for scheduling that week. The same report is updated and available on Wednesday morning to show any changes based on commodity issues that may have changed. On Wednesday afternoon, the Regional Scheduler issues a notice informing Dealers of the vehicle specifications available for scheduling for orders not already showing on the AM Preview Report. This provides Dealers with information on what vehicle specifications are available for scheduling should they have orders showing on the AM Preview Report that are not what the Dealer wants. Ford generates what are called “SIMS Orders” each week which are Ford’s suggested orders based on commodity information available at the time. If a Dealer has vehicle allocation for scheduling that week and has no Dealer orders in the USOB or orders that don’t meet the commodity restrictions in place for that week, the scheduling system will default to trying to schedule SIMS (Smart Inventory Management System) orders if they meet any commodity restrictions in place. The SIMS orders are available to Dealers online Monday mornings and in print form on Tuesday mornings. Dealers can enter their own vehicle orders or change the Ford generated SIMS orders. Ford Dealers earn vehicle scheduling allocation each month based on reported vehicle sales, current inventory, projected sales, etc. Each month, Dealers usually meet with their Ford Zone Manager to review the allocation offered for scheduling the following month. A Dealer can accept the suggested allocation per vehicle line or change their commitment. Should a Dealer want more allocation than offered for a vehicle line, they can submit a request for supplemental allocation which will be considered based on total allocation available and commitments from other Dealers in their Zone. There are times when Dealers accept less allocation than offered for a vehicle line which makes that allocation available to other Dealers that may be looking for additional inventory. At other times, a Dealer may want more allocation for a vehicle line than Ford has offered. A supplemental allocation request is how Dealers can get allocation for extra inventory. A Dealer needs allocation each week for scheduling for each vehicle line. Even without allocation for a vehicle line, Ford is pretty good at trying to schedule retail orders even when a Dealer doesn’t have allocation that week. When a Dealer knows that they don’t have scheduling allocation, it’s always a good idea for them to provide the retail order information (Body Code & Order Number) to their Ford Zone Manager and the Regional Scheduler. The Regional Scheduler can reprioritize the retail order to priority code “01” which basically forces the Ford scheduling system to schedule the unit ASAP unless extreme commodity restrictions prevent the scheduling. When a Dealer doesn’t have allocation, the Ford Zone Manager may try to get the allocation from another Dealer that is willing to give up their allocation. Ford scheduling is done on Thursday’s but at times scheduling may be carried over to Friday’s due to scheduling, commodity or other issues. Vehicle scheduling confirmations are available on Friday mornings for allocation scheduled on Thursday. With only a few exceptions (Focus RS, EcoSport, Transit Connect) VIN numbers are generated at the time that an order is “Submitted to Plant” for scheduling. The initial scheduling information will show an order scheduled for a production week. Afterwards, the information will be updated to show production for a particular date. Along the process, the vehicle order status information will be updated along with the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) at the dealership. Years ago, the ordering process was much easier, with few or limited commodity issues to deal with. Ford’s vehicle scheduling was mostly driven by scheduling and building vehicles based on Dealer orders to meet Market demands. For a number of years now, the ordering process has become more complex and time consuming based on the constantly changing commodity issues and restrictions. It is now not uncommon for allocation to roll over to the following week because manufacturing can’t accurately forecast how many vehicles can be scheduled for production. In many cases, it seems that either because of vendor supply issues or other factors that Ford skews vehicle scheduling to higher content models in order to maximize corporate profits rather than scheduling vehicle production to meet Dealers orders or Market demand. The overall vehicle order process, scheduling and status updates is listed below for reference. · Dealer places order into the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) · When Dealer has vehicle allocation for scheduling, orders are scheduled based on Order Type, Priority Code and commodity restrictions. o Scheduled vehicle orders display as “Submitted to Plant” on the Dealer’s daily schedule status report. o Vehicle orders are assigned a VIN number when scheduled except for certain vehicle lines (EcoSport, Focus RS, Transit Connect) o The initial vehicle scheduling notice will include information for the scheduled week of production. The initial ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) is usually provided within a few days of the scheduling notice. o Dealers can change vehicle specifications for a scheduled vehicle up until the vehicle is “locked in” for production or about two weeks prior to the scheduled build date. Specifications for certain vehicle lines (EcoSport, Focus RS, etc.) cannot be changed once scheduled. § Dealers are limited to making 6 changes to scheduled orders. § Dealers cannot change Order Type, Body Code, Order Code (Package/Trim Level) · Vehicle order is next updated with a scheduled production date. · Vehicle goes into production and shows as “Sent to Plant” on the Dealer’s daily status report. o Vehicle invoices and window stickers are generated and available to Dealers at about this time. · Dealer’s daily status report shows updates on production status. · Vehicle status updated to “Produced” · Vehicle status updated to “Released” meaning that the vehicle has been released for shipment. · Vehicle is loaded on rail car. Dealer is provided with carrier information (Canadian National, Norfolk Sothern, etc.) along with the actual rail car number. · Vehicle status is updated to show arrival at the final rail destination (Ramp 41/Newark, NJ) · Vehicle is received by the car carrier (Fleet Car, Diversified Automotive, etc.) for delivery to the dealership. · Vehicle is delivered to the dealership. Dealers have access to the “Vehicle Visibility” application which provides status updates on a 24/7 basis for any vehicle order. This information is provided to answer the most often asked questions about the vehicle ordering process by the Ford enthusiasts that are members of the Blue Oval Forums. I’ll update this information as conditions warrant.
  15. Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the updated production timetable for the 2020/2021 Ford Expedition. 09/04/2020 - 2020MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 09/12/2020 - 2020MY Last Day to Spec Change 11/29/2020 - 2020MY Job Last Date 09/16/2020 - 2021MY Order Bank Open Date 10/15/2020 - 2021MY Scheduling Begins 11/30/2020 - 2021MY Job #1 Date The 2021MY Expedition Order Guide should be available on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens.
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    Missing On Delivery

    Strange for sure but I'm still not buying it.
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    Missing On Delivery

    Dealer Installed Options ordered as part of a customer's retail factory order include installation. The Dealer has no business charging for the installation labor.
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    2022 Lincoln Navigator Production Information

    Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the updated production timetable for the 2021/2022MY Lincoln Navigator. 09/03/2021 - 2021MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 10/07/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change 12/22/2021 - 2021MY Job Last Date 10/15/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date 11/18/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins 01/18/2022 - 2022MY Job #1 Date
  19. Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the production timetable for the 2021/2022MY Lincoln Navigator. 09/03/2021 - 2021MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 09/30/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change 12/23/2021 - 2021MY Job Last Date 10/13/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date 11/18/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins 01/18/2022 - 2022MY Job #1 Date
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    2022 Expedition Production Information

    Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the updated production timetable for the 2021/2022MY Ford Expedition. 09/03/2021 - 2021MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 10/07/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change 12/22/2021 - 2021MY Job Last Date 10/15/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date 11/18/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins 01/18/2022 - 2022MY Job #1 Date
  21. Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the production timetable for the 2021/2022MY Ford Expedition. 09/03/2021 - 2021MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 09/30/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change 12/23/2021 - 2021MY Job Last Date 10/13/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date 11/18/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins 01/18/2022 - 2022MY Job #1 Date
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    Production Week Scheduling Information

    SCHEDULING TOOLBOX - SCHEDULING PLAN This is the tentative scheduling plan for the production period. This is just a guide for scheduling. This information is tentative and may change at any time. THIS INFORMATION APPLIES TO UNSCHEDULED ORDERS ONLY. Blue Oval Forums_Production Week Scheduling_2021-10-18.pdf
  23. Production week scheduling information for the week of May 28th. 2018 EcoSport - Clean up scheduling 2018 Edge - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 2018 Escape - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-30 & 2018-08-06 2018 Expedition - No Scheduling 2018 Explorer - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 2018 F-150 - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-06-18 2018 Fiesta - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-30 2019 Flex - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 2018 Fusion - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-30 - Final 2018MY Fusion orders are due on Thursday, May 31st 2019 Mustang - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 2018 F-Series Super Duty - 2018MY Super Duty has balanced out 2019 F-Series Super Duty - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 - Retail orders will begin scheduling on May 31st. Until the Okay to Buy has been achieved, orders will not ship 2018 Taurus - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-23 2018 Transit - Scheduling for Build Week 2018-07-30 2019 Transit Connect - Clean up scheduling Please let me know if this information is of interest!
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    Anybody able to order a '22?

    The 2022 Expedition USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) is now open and available to accept order submissions via the WBDO (Web Based Dealer Ordering) system!
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    2022 Expedition Production Information

    The 2022 Expedition USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) is now open and available to accept order submissions via the WBDO (Web Based Dealer Ordering) system!
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