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Ford leadership reshuffle targets vehicle development and supply chain operations

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Ford Motors recently announced shuffling of management and is looking for a new global supply chain head, along with building up to 45,000 vehicles with parts missing due to shortages.. With the move, they are targeting vehicle development and supply chain operations. According to those at Ford, their Chief Financial Officer John Lawler will be taking care of the supply chain operations until a new global head is hired.

Ford Motors was also recently split into two parts – Ford Model-e to develop electric vehicles and Ford Blue to handle internal combustion cars, trucks and SUVs. Considering this change, the leadership shuffle is happening at a very critical time. It is being said that the company plans to produce at least 50% of its global production as electric vehicles, by 2030, however, Ford will need to keep selling gas-burning vehicles to fund the massive transition.

Former Chief Operating Officer Lisa Drake, now Vice President of EV industrialisation, takes on Manufacturing Engineering as Ford plans to produce EVs at a rate of 2 million per year, by the end of 2026.

Earlier this week, Ford had announced that their most profitable vehicles were sitting on lots, unable to be assembled due to the raw material shortage. Moreover, they also had to lay off 3000 white collar workers this month to cut costs and help make the transition from combustion to electric a little easier.

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