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1 hour ago, akirby said:


Wouldnt most dealers just use the same priority for all special orders and just let them be built by order date unless there was a special circumstance where you needed to rush an order ahead of earlier orders?   

 

The system is supposed to use the order dates but quite frankly Ford can't be trusted to accurately follow that process. I've seen it happen all too frequently over the years. The system often follows the path of least resistance regarding commodity issues and will schedule the order that is the easiest to schedule and least requiring commodity exceptions to be made and thereby ignore the order date. It's also why, depending on the vehicle line, where there are certain commodity restrictions, it's best if the Dealer has the Regional Office or Regional Scheduler re-prioritize the retail order at an "01" Priority Code. Doing so forces the system to make every attempt to make a commodity or other exception (allocation) and expedite the order's scheduling. 

 

Unless it's a high volume dealership with more than 10 retail orders in the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) for a vehicle line, it's better for the dealership to use separate priority codes for each retail order... 10 for the 1st order, 11 for the 2nd order, etc. In the WBDO (Web Based Dealer Ordering) system, retail orders default to Priority Code "19" requiring the Dealer to manually assign a lower priority code. Having multiple orders in the USOB with the same priority code tells the system to treat all those orders equally.

 

The order priority code is the most important. Having multiple orders tells the system that the Dealer doesn't care which of those orders gets scheduled which is why the system will schedule the easiest order commodity wise. Technically the system is supposed to consider the order date but there are too many other factors involved and the order date is often ignored.   

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1 hour ago, ice-capades said:

 

The system is supposed to use the order dates but quite frankly Ford can't be trusted to accurately follow that process. I've seen it happen all too frequently over the years. The system often follows the path of least resistance regarding commodity issues and will schedule the order that is the easiest to schedule and least requiring commodity exceptions to be made and thereby ignore the order date. It's also why, depending on the vehicle line, where there are certain commodity restrictions, it's best if the Dealer has the Regional Office or Regional Scheduler re-prioritize the retail order at an "01" Priority Code. Doing so forces the system to make every attempt to make a commodity or other exception (allocation) and expedite the order's scheduling. 

 

Unless it's a high volume dealership with more than 10 retail orders in the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) for a vehicle line, it's better for the dealership to use separate priority codes for each retail order... 10 for the 1st order, 11 for the 2nd order, etc. In the WBDO (Web Based Dealer Ordering) system, retail orders default to Priority Code "19" requiring the Dealer to manually assign a lower priority code. Having multiple orders in the USOB with the same priority code tells the system to treat all those orders equally.

 

The order priority code is the most important. Having multiple orders tells the system that the Dealer doesn't care which of those orders gets scheduled which is why the system will schedule the easiest order commodity wise. Technically the system is supposed to consider the order date but there are too many other factors involved and the order date is often ignored.   

 

The SQL programmer in me wants to just add:

 

ORDER BY PriorityCode, OrderDate

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14 hours ago, Radio said:

 

I ordered my F250 XLT on April 6th got the confirmation email same day. Priority code 14, which is weird. 

To the absolute best of my knowledge the only change to the interior of the XLT trim was the deletion of the tan/camel color option, which really got my nose out of joint cause I thought it so pretty with the Rapid Red. And to rub salt in it, I was waiting for a real estate deal to close to fund the truck purchase. The last day to order a 21 (with tan interior) was March 15 and the deal was signed April 1. Dang it!!

 

According to order guides about the only change to XLT was the color deletion, and a blue paint color was changed and a gray was deleted.

I don't think you could tell much difference between a 21 or 22 XLT sitting side by side. 

 

According to TFL, there are minor enhancements to the dash instrument panel, and center dash knobs.

 

There will be some interior minor enhancements on the interior that will tell it apart from a '21

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6 hours ago, Baddestt said:

 

According to TFL, there are minor enhancements to the dash instrument panel, and center dash knobs.

 

There will be some interior minor enhancements on the interior that will tell it apart from a '21

 

That's scary, as I liked it the way it was. TFL has some video about the upper trims getting the SYNC4 and 12" screen but I haven't seen anything about changes to the XLT and down. For the 12" screen all the HVAC and media knobs and such get updated and I don't know if I like them better or not. I guess I'll find out when the truck gets here. Somebody post up links/pics to XLT changes for 2022 if you can find any. I asked Ford marketing for a brochure and there are none yet. 

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Are we still looking for KTP production to begin scheduling on 5/13 or is that going to slip? 

2022 KTP production still on track to begin June 24?

Anxious, sweaty palmed future owners want to know.... 

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10 minutes ago, Radio said:

Are we still looking for KTP production to begin scheduling on 5/13 or is that going to slip? 

2022 KTP production still on track to begin June 24?

Anxious, sweaty palmed future owners want to know.... 

 

Ford's Scheduling Toolbox still shows 2022MY Super Duty scheduling start as TBD but I'll know better when the updated FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) is released whether the Super Duty schedule is being changed. The FDNB is published every Friday but often isn't released until sometime over the weekend or as late as Monday morning. I'll post an update as soon as I find out anything. 

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22 hours ago, fordmantpw said:

 

The SQL programmer in me wants to just add:

 

ORDER BY PriorityCode, OrderDate


Exactly what I was thinking! 
 

Shocking, I know.....

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(At this time mostly interested in 2022 Super duty) When does a dealership get there allocation? Do they get allocation for the year or is it monthly or ? (I was told not until scheduling starts)

 

I know there's a lot of problems in the production right now with the chip shortage, but if a dealership needed to get a (retail ordered) 2022 Super duty as fast as possible what would the dealership need to do to make that happen?

 

I've spent a lot of time on Blue Oval reading all I can and I know production won't even start till late June, just wondering what tools the dealership might have if they so choose to get a truck built asap.

 

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3 minutes ago, mink said:

(At this time mostly interested in 2022 Super duty) When does a dealership get there allocation? Do they get allocation for the year or is it monthly or ? (I was told not until scheduling starts)

 

I know there's a lot of problems in the production right now with the chip shortage, but if a dealership needed to get a (retail ordered) 2022 Super duty as fast as possible what would the dealership need to do to make that happen?

 

I've spent a lot of time on Blue Oval reading all I can and I know production won't even start till late June, just wondering what tools the dealership might have if they so choose to get a truck built asap.

 

 

Dealers get allocation on a monthly basis with two exceptions. The initial allocation at the beginning of the Model Year is called the "System Fill" allocation and covers a two month period. At the end of the Model Year, the "Balance Out" allocation is also for a two month period. The initial allocation for the 2022MY Super Duty was a month ago so the next allocation won't be for another month.

 

Usually, a vehicle can't get scheduled unless a Dealer has available allocation and it applies to all order types (Stock, Retail, AZXD Plan) except Fleet which are handled through an entirely different process and have no impact on regular stock or retail orders. There are times when a retail order will get expedited scheduling but it's beyond any dealership control and doesn't happen on a routine basis. Should a dealership need to get a retail order scheduled on an expedited basis they can contact their Ford Zone Manager to have the order re-prioritize the order at "01" to expedite scheduling. If the Dealer doesn't have available allocation, the Ford Zone Manager can sometimes get another Dealer in their zone to give up allocation to help out the Dealer needing help.

 

Our dealership had a customer place a retail order back when Mark Fields was the CEO and the customer knew Fields. The regional office called us to place the order, we called them back with the order number, the order was scheduled within an hour and the vehicle was in the plant being built within two weeks!      

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