Support your answers to the following questions with specific information from the case and textbook or with information you get from other sources.
- Ford Motor Company is more than 100 years old? Why take the step to change supplier relationships now?
- If you were a Ford supplier, how would you react to ABF? What would be your major concerns?
- Is it possible for suppliers to take advantage of Ford under the ABF?
- What are the costs to Ford if ABF fails?
- How long do you think Tony has before he needs to start showing results from ABF?
- How does Ford expect to get $7 billion in annual cost savings from ABF?
- With the significant challenges in the global automotive industry, is this the right time to implement ABF?