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    ice-capades got a reaction from rperez817 in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    Unfortunately, Ford never seems to learn from their mistakes. Someone comes up with a plan to address problems like quality issues, the plan is mismanaged and/or set aside as new priorities arise, and the cycle repeats. It's been going on for decades and is worse now than it ever was. It was amusing years ago when Ford's marketing slogan was "Quality is Job #1!". It involves a number of factors, including engineering, and goes beyond the current supply chain and vendor issues. Add in the fact that there are far too many options, especially freestanding options, and far too many models and trims that increase production costs, make scheduling more difficult, increase plant constraints, etc. And while the quality issues and related costs continue to get worse on a daily basis, Ford adds even more models, trims, etc. that make long term solutions even more difficult.
     
    Ford started an "Inventory Reframing" program last year to simplify the specifications for Dealer stock orders. It's almost laughable as to how many order configurations are available. Some Dearborn executive decides that they have a better idea, develops a plan that they sell to senior management, the plan gets launched and the problems that the plan were to address actually get worse.    
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    ice-capades reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    the more things change the more they stay the same. 
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    ice-capades got a reaction from 79broncoguy in "In production" but "produced"   
    Total Dealer BS! Sounds like the Dealer is too lazy and can't even be bothered to look at the Vehicle Visibility Report in order to give an accurate, factual answer to your request. 
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    ice-capades got a reaction from rperez817 in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    Unfortunately, Ford never seems to learn from their mistakes. Someone comes up with a plan to address problems like quality issues, the plan is mismanaged and/or set aside as new priorities arise, and the cycle repeats. It's been going on for decades and is worse now than it ever was. It was amusing years ago when Ford's marketing slogan was "Quality is Job #1!". It involves a number of factors, including engineering, and goes beyond the current supply chain and vendor issues. Add in the fact that there are far too many options, especially freestanding options, and far too many models and trims that increase production costs, make scheduling more difficult, increase plant constraints, etc. And while the quality issues and related costs continue to get worse on a daily basis, Ford adds even more models, trims, etc. that make long term solutions even more difficult.
     
    Ford started an "Inventory Reframing" program last year to simplify the specifications for Dealer stock orders. It's almost laughable as to how many order configurations are available. Some Dearborn executive decides that they have a better idea, develops a plan that they sell to senior management, the plan gets launched and the problems that the plan were to address actually get worse.    
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    ice-capades got a reaction from rperez817 in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    Unfortunately, Ford never seems to learn from their mistakes. Someone comes up with a plan to address problems like quality issues, the plan is mismanaged and/or set aside as new priorities arise, and the cycle repeats. It's been going on for decades and is worse now than it ever was. It was amusing years ago when Ford's marketing slogan was "Quality is Job #1!". It involves a number of factors, including engineering, and goes beyond the current supply chain and vendor issues. Add in the fact that there are far too many options, especially freestanding options, and far too many models and trims that increase production costs, make scheduling more difficult, increase plant constraints, etc. And while the quality issues and related costs continue to get worse on a daily basis, Ford adds even more models, trims, etc. that make long term solutions even more difficult.
     
    Ford started an "Inventory Reframing" program last year to simplify the specifications for Dealer stock orders. It's almost laughable as to how many order configurations are available. Some Dearborn executive decides that they have a better idea, develops a plan that they sell to senior management, the plan gets launched and the problems that the plan were to address actually get worse.    
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    ice-capades got a reaction from rperez817 in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    Unfortunately, Ford never seems to learn from their mistakes. Someone comes up with a plan to address problems like quality issues, the plan is mismanaged and/or set aside as new priorities arise, and the cycle repeats. It's been going on for decades and is worse now than it ever was. It was amusing years ago when Ford's marketing slogan was "Quality is Job #1!". It involves a number of factors, including engineering, and goes beyond the current supply chain and vendor issues. Add in the fact that there are far too many options, especially freestanding options, and far too many models and trims that increase production costs, make scheduling more difficult, increase plant constraints, etc. And while the quality issues and related costs continue to get worse on a daily basis, Ford adds even more models, trims, etc. that make long term solutions even more difficult.
     
    Ford started an "Inventory Reframing" program last year to simplify the specifications for Dealer stock orders. It's almost laughable as to how many order configurations are available. Some Dearborn executive decides that they have a better idea, develops a plan that they sell to senior management, the plan gets launched and the problems that the plan were to address actually get worse.    
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    ice-capades got a reaction from rperez817 in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    Unfortunately, Ford never seems to learn from their mistakes. Someone comes up with a plan to address problems like quality issues, the plan is mismanaged and/or set aside as new priorities arise, and the cycle repeats. It's been going on for decades and is worse now than it ever was. It was amusing years ago when Ford's marketing slogan was "Quality is Job #1!". It involves a number of factors, including engineering, and goes beyond the current supply chain and vendor issues. Add in the fact that there are far too many options, especially freestanding options, and far too many models and trims that increase production costs, make scheduling more difficult, increase plant constraints, etc. And while the quality issues and related costs continue to get worse on a daily basis, Ford adds even more models, trims, etc. that make long term solutions even more difficult.
     
    Ford started an "Inventory Reframing" program last year to simplify the specifications for Dealer stock orders. It's almost laughable as to how many order configurations are available. Some Dearborn executive decides that they have a better idea, develops a plan that they sell to senior management, the plan gets launched and the problems that the plan were to address actually get worse.    
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    ice-capades reacted to Oacjay98 in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    I thought Farley was a man with a competent plan but as you have stated the same old issues seem to be creeping up. Farley needs to get this house in order since he is seen as a good CEO. I expect him and his team to rectify at least some of these issues and improve the situation with this company and the way they operate at all levels.
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    ice-capades got a reaction from rperez817 in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    Unfortunately, Ford never seems to learn from their mistakes. Someone comes up with a plan to address problems like quality issues, the plan is mismanaged and/or set aside as new priorities arise, and the cycle repeats. It's been going on for decades and is worse now than it ever was. It was amusing years ago when Ford's marketing slogan was "Quality is Job #1!". It involves a number of factors, including engineering, and goes beyond the current supply chain and vendor issues. Add in the fact that there are far too many options, especially freestanding options, and far too many models and trims that increase production costs, make scheduling more difficult, increase plant constraints, etc. And while the quality issues and related costs continue to get worse on a daily basis, Ford adds even more models, trims, etc. that make long term solutions even more difficult.
     
    Ford started an "Inventory Reframing" program last year to simplify the specifications for Dealer stock orders. It's almost laughable as to how many order configurations are available. Some Dearborn executive decides that they have a better idea, develops a plan that they sell to senior management, the plan gets launched and the problems that the plan were to address actually get worse.    
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    ice-capades got a reaction from rperez817 in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    Unfortunately, Ford never seems to learn from their mistakes. Someone comes up with a plan to address problems like quality issues, the plan is mismanaged and/or set aside as new priorities arise, and the cycle repeats. It's been going on for decades and is worse now than it ever was. It was amusing years ago when Ford's marketing slogan was "Quality is Job #1!". It involves a number of factors, including engineering, and goes beyond the current supply chain and vendor issues. Add in the fact that there are far too many options, especially freestanding options, and far too many models and trims that increase production costs, make scheduling more difficult, increase plant constraints, etc. And while the quality issues and related costs continue to get worse on a daily basis, Ford adds even more models, trims, etc. that make long term solutions even more difficult.
     
    Ford started an "Inventory Reframing" program last year to simplify the specifications for Dealer stock orders. It's almost laughable as to how many order configurations are available. Some Dearborn executive decides that they have a better idea, develops a plan that they sell to senior management, the plan gets launched and the problems that the plan were to address actually get worse.    
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    ice-capades reacted to fuzzymoomoo in Electric Vehicle Discussion Thread - Ford Related   
    It's not always that simple and you know it. A lot can change over 3 years. 
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    ice-capades got a reaction from rperez817 in Ford Brochure Program Decommissioned   
    Ford used to supply Dealers with a small allocation of brochures at no cost at the beginning of each Model Years. Afterwards, Dealers paid $2.00 or $2.25 per brochure for all additional brochures ordered. I handled the brochure orders for my dealership for 35 years and on average we spent at least $2,500 to $4,000 annually just to make sure we always had brochures in stock for customers. For years, we'd have customers come in and be shocked when they saw all the brochures that we had in display racks in the showroom. Then they'd tell us that they'd been to other dealerships, had been told that Ford no longer produced printed brochures, and then realized that those other dealerships just didn't want to bother spending the money to make them available.   
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    ice-capades reacted to fordmantpw in Pictures of delivered trucks   
    Wow, looks exactly like mine!  😄 
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    ice-capades got a reaction from 79broncoguy in "In production" but "produced"   
    Total Dealer BS! Sounds like the Dealer is too lazy and can't even be bothered to look at the Vehicle Visibility Report in order to give an accurate, factual answer to your request. 
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    ice-capades got a reaction from Johnny Yarbrough in "In production" but "produced"   
    The Vehicle Visibility Report will include a notation if the vehicle is on "Micro Chip Hold" or on a transportation related delay.
     
     

     
     

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    ice-capades got a reaction from 79broncoguy in "In production" but "produced"   
    Total Dealer BS! Sounds like the Dealer is too lazy and can't even be bothered to look at the Vehicle Visibility Report in order to give an accurate, factual answer to your request. 
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    ice-capades got a reaction from rperez817 in Ford Brochure Program Decommissioned   
    Ford used to supply Dealers with a small allocation of brochures at no cost at the beginning of each Model Years. Afterwards, Dealers paid $2.00 or $2.25 per brochure for all additional brochures ordered. I handled the brochure orders for my dealership for 35 years and on average we spent at least $2,500 to $4,000 annually just to make sure we always had brochures in stock for customers. For years, we'd have customers come in and be shocked when they saw all the brochures that we had in display racks in the showroom. Then they'd tell us that they'd been to other dealerships, had been told that Ford no longer produced printed brochures, and then realized that those other dealerships just didn't want to bother spending the money to make them available.   
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    ice-capades reacted to rperez817 in Ford’s Mustang Mach-E Profit Wiped Out by Commodity Costs   
    😂
    Tesla is far ahead of any other global automaker when it comes to BEV production capabilities, but like any manufacturing firm it is not immune to supply chain disruptions.
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    ice-capades got a reaction from tjm73 in 2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion   
    The order number is included on every Window Sticker and included in the "Item #" section. 
     
    For the example below the "13-R488 O/T A" information decodes as follows:
    13 = Ford Region Number R488 = Order Number (4 Digits - Numeric or Alpha-Numeric) O/T = Order Type A = A Plan X = Plan 1 = Retail 2 = Stock B = Demo 5B = Fleet
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    ice-capades reacted to paulwb in 2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion   
    i was just curious couldnt be happier with truck and deal, and not having to deal with the original dealer i ordered thru who was playing games with xplan after i ordered it, cancelled that one , dont think it would ever gotten built as according to sales manager theyve only gotten one superduty built since april and they are a large dealer. dont know if thats true maybe ford put them in penalty box due to bad reviews.thanks again ive learned so much from reading all your posts
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    ice-capades got a reaction from rperez817 in Ford Brochure Program Decommissioned   
    Ford used to supply Dealers with a small allocation of brochures at no cost at the beginning of each Model Years. Afterwards, Dealers paid $2.00 or $2.25 per brochure for all additional brochures ordered. I handled the brochure orders for my dealership for 35 years and on average we spent at least $2,500 to $4,000 annually just to make sure we always had brochures in stock for customers. For years, we'd have customers come in and be shocked when they saw all the brochures that we had in display racks in the showroom. Then they'd tell us that they'd been to other dealerships, had been told that Ford no longer produced printed brochures, and then realized that those other dealerships just didn't want to bother spending the money to make them available.   
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    ice-capades got a reaction from tjm73 in 2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion   
    The order number is included on every Window Sticker and included in the "Item #" section. 
     
    For the example below the "13-R488 O/T A" information decodes as follows:
    13 = Ford Region Number R488 = Order Number (4 Digits - Numeric or Alpha-Numeric) O/T = Order Type A = A Plan X = Plan 1 = Retail 2 = Stock B = Demo 5B = Fleet
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    ice-capades got a reaction from tjm73 in 2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion   
    The order number is included on every Window Sticker and included in the "Item #" section. 
     
    For the example below the "13-R488 O/T A" information decodes as follows:
    13 = Ford Region Number R488 = Order Number (4 Digits - Numeric or Alpha-Numeric) O/T = Order Type A = A Plan X = Plan 1 = Retail 2 = Stock B = Demo 5B = Fleet
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    ice-capades got a reaction from DonB in Order Questions   
    The Vehicle Visibility Report and Vincent are two entirely different things. The Vehicle Visibility Report includes order history, scheduling, production and shipping related information and status updates. The SMART Vincent program involves finance and incentives for retail and/or lease transactions including Ford Credit retail or lease financing, etc. The SMART Vincent program also has functions to lock in incentives and price protection.
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    ice-capades got a reaction from tjm73 in 2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion   
    The order number is included on every Window Sticker and included in the "Item #" section. 
     
    For the example below the "13-R488 O/T A" information decodes as follows:
    13 = Ford Region Number R488 = Order Number (4 Digits - Numeric or Alpha-Numeric) O/T = Order Type A = A Plan X = Plan 1 = Retail 2 = Stock B = Demo 5B = Fleet
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