Blog: Ford's 20% 'non-product' cuts
Dave Leggett | 7 April 2003
If it can be achieved without any adverse effects on product, then the implication is that the company has been carrying way too much cost for too long - which is an indictment of the management perhaps. To even target such a high figure is almost an implicit admission that there is plenty of fat to be trimmed. If it is achieved but with adverse effects on product, then the danger is that Ford suffers in the marketplace from delayed or inferior products. Maybe someone has concluded that Ford really has no choice but to go for a big cost saving to support the threatened bottom line.
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