Ford Case

  • The Ford Pinto Case

    Right or Not Right? Back Ground In 1970’s, Ford had been criticized by the public due to a defective fuel system design. Although Ford had access to a new design which would decrease the possibility of the Ford Pinto from exploring, the company chose not to redesign the system, which would have cost $11 per car, even though the analysis showed that the new system would result in 180 less deaths (1999, The Valuation of Life As It Applies To the Negligence-Efficiency Argument). The company defended

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  • Case of the Ford Pinot

    Utilitarian Analysis The Case of the Ford Pinto The Ford Pinto first rolled off the Ford Motor Co. production lines in 1971 and stayed in production in its original state until 1978. The vehicle engineers were tasked to develop the vehicle and put it into production within 25 months, which was nearly half the time in which the average new vehicle is put into production. The Ford engineers were aware that rear-end impact safety tests were pretty standard at the time, but they were not required

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  • Ford Case

    forefront of the introduction on new vehicles into their respective markets by capitalizing on the innovation that is inherent in their organizations. Honda Motor Company, a Japanese company, has its largest customer base is in the U.S., alternatively Ford Motor Company, an American company, has its largest customer base is in Asia. The Japanese have been particularly hurt due to economic variables impacting their country, the valuation of the yen was high and gave the American automobile manufactures

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  • Ford Pinto Case Solution

    Ford Pinto Case Solution The Ford Pinto was a disaster waiting to happen. The damage that the Lee Iacocca and Ford executives allow to happen was not only tragic but they were preventable. Because of Lee Iacoccas hurry and pressure of the creation of the auto was high, and this lead to the unfortunate dilemma. The Ford Pinto study has shown that Iacocca put to high of a demand on the team that was responsible for the creation of the Pinto. Fist the Pinto should never gone into production

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  • Betty Ford Case Study

    having increasing issues with their emotional and physical health. Betty Ford is a case of substance abuse and alcoholism that became a famous case. Throughout this essay I will discuss Betty Ford and her issues with substance abuse and alcoholism. I will also analyze the biological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components of the disorder from substance abuse. Client Description Current Description Betty Ford grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan as the youngest of three children and the

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  • Case Study of Betty Ford

    Case Study of Betty Ford Substances like alcohol are used for many reasons. Alcohol is frequently used as a means of celebration, and also to assist in diminishing feelings of being anxious or overwhelmed. Some people use alcohol in social settings, whereas other people may drink alone. The use of alcohol to self-medicate when challenges come up in everyday life can cause significant problems. In many instances a person can become totally dependent on alcohol so that he or she can function appropriately

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    FORD PINTO CASE The Ford management has chosen to be unethical and morally unworthy to be trusted with the lives of its customers. Can you just imagine the number of individuals riding every day in the cars that they produced, who are unaware that they could be in an injury any moment? Ford management has chosen not to follow the safety guidelines and standards in producing such products because at that time, the government is still not that strict in implementing such rules. And because of their

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  • Ford Case Study Analysis

    Assignment 2.1 Ford Analysis PSPR 6208 Strategic Marketing and Communications Fall 1 2013 1. Where would you put Ford in terms of competitive position? Why? By shifting their focus, developing a new marketing strategy and focusing on the Ford brand, Ford has dramatically enhanced their competitive position and turned things around for the company. In doing so, they strategically placed themselves back at the top in terms of competitive position. This was no small feat, especially considering

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  • Ford Business Case Anlysis

    Ford and the World Automobile Industry Ford and the World Automobile Industry In 2008, the Ford Motor Company and the world automobile industry as a whole, was struggling financially. The slumping economy had a significant effect on US automobile sales, with a 50% reduction year over year, negatively impacting company earnings. (Grant, 2010, p. 46) Reduced sales, emerging markets and increased competition created a changing landscape and financial sustainability issues amongst the market.

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    Ethical Perspectives Paper Part I: Please provide answers to the following: 1. Identify the relevant facts of the Ford Pinto case: In 1970 Ford introduced the Pinto, a small car that was intended to compete with the then current challenge from European cars and the ominous presence on the horizon of Japanese manufacturers. The Pinto was brought from inception to production in the record time of approximately 25 months, where a normal car usually takes 43 months. This showed an expedited time

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  • Ford Case

    Ford is one of the leading auto-manufactures based in the United States, and competes with other top manufactures on a global stage. However, given its leading market position, it has accumulated a large sum of cash and has not been utilizing it efficiently. I found evidence of this by comparing its Cash Turnover Ratio with that of its two closest competitors: GM and Chrysler (Exhibit 1). The analysis shows that Ford’s Cash turnover ratio is lower than its two competitors, suggesting that not only

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  • Ford Motor Case Study

    Ford Motor Case Study Table of Contents Executive Summary 3 Introduction 4 Issue Identification 5 Environmental and Root Cause Analysis 6 Alternatives and Options 8 Recommendations 10 Implementation 11 Monitor and Control 12 Exhibits 13 Executive Summary After reviewing Ford Motor supply chain, we became aware of its very complex nature. Due to this complexity we are forced to search for alternatives to overcome

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  • Ford Case Study

    Ford Case Report Virtual Integrate or Not? Table of Contents -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Executive Summary 3 Issue Identification 4 Environmental & Root Cause Analysis

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  • Study Case Ford

    Ford Motor Company-2007 Step 1 Identify the firm’s exiting vision, mission, objective and strategies (Executive summary). Vision: To become the world’s leading Consumer Company for automotive products and services. Mission: We are a global family with a proud heritage passionately committed to providing personal mobility for people around the world. We anticipate consumer need and deliver outstanding products and services that improve people’s lives. Strategies: Aggressively restructure

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  • Study Case Ford

    Study Case Ford Ford Motor Company-2007 Step 1 Identify the firm’s exiting vision, mission, objective and strategies (Executive summary). Vision: To become the world’s leading Consumer Company for automotive products and services. Mission: We are a global family with a proud heritage passionately committed to providing personal mobility for people around the world. We anticipate consumer need and deliver outstanding products and services that improve people’s lives. Strategies:

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    According to the case study the ford pinto company knew that they sell faulty cars to their customers and due to their sales it has led to the death of their customers. The company ford pinto knew that the way they manufacture cars was in the wrong place and they kept it as secret Ford knew that the cars they produced had lots of issues concerning the safety and this was involved in the rear where the gas pump was at. This has led thousands dead. The ford company knew about the problem before distributing

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    21 June 2013 The Ford Pinto Case The big question which needs an answer in this case is if Ford should have installed a device to prevent the Ford Pinto from exploding into a fiery ball upon impact for the safety of its occupants. Before an answer can be determined, let’s look at the facts of this case. “In the late 1960s, American automobiles were losing market share to smaller Japanese imports (DeGeorge 298).” Ford felt the need to compete to keep ahead domestically so it developed the subcompact

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  • Ford Motor Case

    Executive Summary Ford Motor Company started in Michigan in 1903. They have focused on designing and manufacturing and have been very successful, however with increasing competition, global markets and over-capacity the company needs to look at ways to improve profitability. Their challenge is to continue to research ways to stay viable in current market and industry conditions. Dell Computers has been very successful with a direct model and virtual integration. However, since Dell and Ford are two different

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    Appendix 2: Ford Pinto Case and Cost Benefit Analysis Edited by Richard Brooks  In 1968 in response to strong foreign competition, Ford decided to build a subcompact car — the Pinto — on a 2×2×2 plan (2,000 pounds, $2,000, in 2 years). In pre-launch tests, Ford discovered that rear end collisions propelled the gas tank onto the real axle, which had protrusions that ruptured the tank and caused the car to catch fire. Yet Ford did Figure 1: Ford Pinto not modify the Pinto’s rear axle. Nor did it

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    In 1968, the Ford Motor Company, based upon a recommendation by then vice president Lee Iacocca, decided to launch a subcompact car which is Ford Pinto. In order to gain a large market share, the Ford Motor Company plans for the project was the 2000/2000 rule. The car’s designer was designed and developed Pinto could weigh no more than 2000 pounds and it could cost no more than 2000 dollar. The Product Planning Committee instituted this rule because of the extreme competition between all of the automotive

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  • Ford Mondeo Case

    Ford Mondeo: A model T world car?1 Michael J. Mol Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University Rotterdam Room F 4-66 P.O. Box 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam Phone: ++31-10-4081168 E-mail: 1 The conceptual base of this case study is described in much more detail in: Mol and Koppius (forthcoming). 1 Executive summary This case weighs the advantages and disadvantages of going global. Ford presented its 1993 Mondeo model, sold as Mystique and Contour

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    Ethics 368 22 June 2014 The Ford Pinto Case from a Utilitarian Perspective “Utilitarianism adopts a teleological approach to ethics and claims that actions are to be judged by their consequences” (DeGeorge 44). When looking at an decision from this view, we are to be impartial that decisions are not right or wrong by themselves, but also that we must analyze the results to determine if actions are good or bad. We know that Ford became more completive in the subcompact market from the Pinto

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  • Ford Pinto Case Review

    Case Review #1: Ford Pinto 1.) FACTS • Ford was aware of gas tank defects on their Pinto model • Ford ignored the safety concerns, positing “safety doesn’t sell” (p. 66) • Ford based their decision off a cost-benefit analysis o Determined the “cost” of trunk alterations outweighed the “cost” of enhanced safety • There were over 40 incidents involving Pinto passengers dying or being severely maimed 2.) ETHICAL ISSUES • Is it morally right to sell a car with known, potentially fatal, defects

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  • Ford Motor Case Study

    Executive Summary: Ford wanted to adapt the idea of virtual integration to improve its supply chain. By the use of technology; it wanted to reduce its working capital and increase profits. Moreover, the company was emphasizing more and more on shareholder value and customer responsiveness so they were looking into reengineering some of their processes which can help improve their current forecasting model and reduce OTD cycle times substantially. With new business models prevailing, Ford did not want to

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  • Ford Case

    I N S T I T U T E F O R D E F E N S E A NA LYS E S Ford Motor Company’s Investment Efficiency Initiative: A Case Study James L. Nevins Robert I. Winner Danny L. Reed, Task Leader April 1999 Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. IDA Paper P-3311 (Revised) Log: H 99-001057 This work was conducted under contract DASW01 98 C 0067, Task AD-1-950, for the Office of the Deputy Director, Systems Engineering, Office of the Director, Test, Systems Engineering and Evaluation

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  • Ford Case Study

    - Chapter 5 Case - “Ford Motor Company” Fred Baylor Principles of Management - BUS 302 Professor Khaki Weber October 31, 2010 The case creates four options to choose from. Discuss at least three criteria the company should use to decide which of the four listed options is best and the reasons why each criterion should be used. Ford is a household name and has been around for over 100 years. Their slogan, “Built Ford Tough”, is engraved

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  • Case Study on Ford

    Introduction and Review of case Ford Motor Company, American automotive corporation founded in 1903 by Henry Ford and 11 associate investors. (htt28) It is the multinational corporation and the world's third largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. The Company operates in two segments: Automotive and Financial Services. Automotive includes Ford North America, Ford South America, Ford Europe, and Ford Asia Pacific Africa region. Financial services include Ford Motor Credit Company and Other

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  • Ford Case Study

    CASE ASSIGNMENT: Ford Motor Co. 1. One Ford; One Big Turnaround In 2006, as the United States was nearing one of the worst economic recessions in its history, Ford Motor Co. was best known for big brawny pickups, gas-guzzling SUVs, and the all-American Mustang. That year, Ford posted a $12.6 billion loss. In 2007, it posted a $2.7 billion loss, and U.S. and global economies dove into a three-year recession. During that recession, Ford’s major U.S. competitors (General Motors and Chrysler) suffered

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  • Mms Ford Case

    FORD MOTOR COMPANY: SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY Teri Takai, the director of supply chain systems, had set aside this time on her calendar to contemplate recommendations to senior executives. The question they’d asked was widely agreed to be extremely important to Ford’s future: How should the company use emerging information technologies (i.e. Internet technologies) and ideas from new high-tech industries to change the way it interacted with suppliers? Members of her team had different views on the

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  • Ford Case

    Value Enhancement Plan (VEP) Evaluation Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company is an American automaker, it is the world's fifth largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. Its headquarters are based in Dearborn, Michigan, which is a suburb in Detroit. Henry Ford founded Ford Motor Company on June 16, 1903 and it became one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, as well as being one of the few to survive the Great Depression. Ford Company is the largest family-controlled

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  • The Ford Case

    THE FORD CASE Executive Summary After carefully analyzing Ford’s existing supply chain I immediately became aware of its highly complex nature. This high level of complexity combined with other internal and external factors have pushed Ford to search for solutions in order to overcome the costly supply chain challenges that they are facing and may continue to face in the future. Ford’s major difficulty in their present system is: the inefficient control

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  • Ford Case Study

    hacia la Sostenibilidad. Breve descripción de la empresa. Ford Motor Company fundada en 1903, tiene en su ADN conceptos de lo que hoy se da en llamar Sustentabilidad, transmitidos por su fundador Henry Ford, quien desde un comienzo contempló en los procesos de manufactura soluciones ecoeficientes, minimización de desperdicio, reciclado de materiales, etc. a la vez de políticas de avanzada en lo que respecta a beneficios al personal. En 1913 Ford Motor Company instaló su primera sucursal sudamericana

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  • Ford Motors Case

    Background Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford and 11 investors in 1903. The company is based out of Dearborn, Michigan. Ford Motors is a worldwide company, with 335,000 employees, operating in 25 countries and on six continents. Ford changed the way cars were made with their innovative assembly production methods. Having gone public in 1956, the company grew to become the world’s largest truck manufacturer and the second largest total automotive manufacturer. In addition to manufacturing

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    “Ford Pinto Case” After watching this video about the Ford Pinto Case, I think their decision was no ethical, because of the cost-benefit analyses they applied, trying to determine if the flaw in Ford Pinto automobiles is worth the financial risk in comparison to the value in human life, which is unconscionable and indefensible. Ford estimated that each dead that could be avoided would be worth $200.000 and each major burn injury $67.000 and average for repair cost of $700 per car involved in

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    Ford Pinto Case In the late 1960s Ford Motor Company developed the idea of the Ford Pinto. Foreign automobile such as Germans and Japanese manufactures dominated the small car market. Ford Motor Company did not want to stay behind in production. Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford II and Lee Iococca’s rushed building new compact cars out in the market within two and half years which, was the Ford Pinto and the shortest production planning. Production and distribution of the 1970s Ford Pinto

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  • Ford Case Study

    Case Study of Ford Motor Co. Executive Summary Ford Motor Co. was second largest automobile company in the word, with revenue $.144 billion and more than 370,000 employee (in 1996), with extended operations to 200 countries. Ford dealing with a huge number (thousands) of suppliers and dealers in daily basis, which create high level of complexity combined with other internal and external factors have pushed Ford to search for solutions in order to overcome the costly supply chain challenges

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  • Ford Case Study

    trend forecasted by the automotive industry, Ford wants to reposition itself and its business model regarding as how to better satisfy consumer needs, which is to produce smaller economic cars that the US middle-class customers value. Therefore, it seeks to take a new direction and to bring a revolution to the automobile industry, and to revive its glory years. A number of vehicle programs have been changed, delayed or even dropped throughout 2007. Ford officials believe that the shifts are aimed

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  • Ford Pinto Case Study

    president of Ford at that time, Lee Iacocca, recognized the market potential for this design of vehicles; he then led the designing of Ford’s first subcompact model car, namely Pinto on the year 1968. Due to the competition from various domestic and international automobile companies, Ford was influenced to accelerate the production of their first subcompact car. After for only 25 months of designing and manufacturing of the vehicle instead of a typical time frame of 43 months, Ford Pinto first debuted

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  • Ford-Firestone Case

    I. Synthesis FORD MOTOR COMPANY: • Founded by Henry Ford in 1903. • Ford Explorer – launched 1990, became the most popular SUV vehicle in America o From 1990-2000, Explorer proved to be the among the safest SUV  Fatality rate is 27% lower than passenger cars overall and 17% lower than other SUVs  SUV rollover > Sedan rollover because of higher center of gravity o Profit at $8,000 o Same truck frame used on Ranger pickup – “Twin I-Beam” o Also same with Bronco II SUV which had 800 lawsuits

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  • The Ford Pinto Case Analys

    Pinto Case Study Ford Motor Company launched the Pinto in August of 1970. This car was intended to compete with Volkswagen in the small car market. A tragic accident happen on August 10, 1978 in which three girls were killed. Two of the girls were sisters and the third was their cousin. The 1973 Ford Pinto was traveling on a highway when their car was struck from behind. The car burst into flames and all three teenagers were burned to death. Elkhart County prosecutor, Michael A. Cosentino

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  • Ford Case Study

    Ford Case Study Natausha Blakley Dr. Jayna Newell Principles of Management February 12, 2011 The case creates four options to choose from. Discuss at least three criteria the company should use to decide which of the four listed options is best and the reasons why each criterion should be used. 1. In my first opinion the company should close down old plants to realign production as well as sales. If the company continues to loose billions of dollars year after year adjustments need

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  • Ford Case

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Ford Motor Company started in Michigan in 1903. They have focused on designing and manufacturing that had been successful, however with increasing competition globally and increase capacity it needs to look at ways to improve profitability. Ford Challenge is to continue to research ways to be viable in the market and industry conditions. Dell Computers had been very successful with their virtual integration. However, since Dell and Ford are different types of industries,

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  • Ford Case Study

    SCMP MODULE 1, SESSION 9 FORD MOTOR COMPANY CASE STUDY Prepared by: Christine Godby, Accreditation Candidate Table of Contents Executive Summary Page 2 Issue Identification Page 3 Environmental and Root Cause Analysis Page 5 Alternatives and/or Options Page 9 Recommendations and Implementation Page 10 Monitor and Control Page 11 1|Page Session 9, Ford Case Study by Christine Godby Executive Summary As Director of Supply Chain Systems, I have reviewed

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  • Ford Hybrid Case

    penetration in the U.S. market from 2007 through 2016 for each scenario you develop, along with a justification and explanation for your forecasts. (In applying the Bass model, note that market penetration data for the four analog products mentioned in the case, namely, ABS, EFI, Solar, and Diesel cars, were all reckoned in terms of the percentage of the target market that adopted the product. Thus the maximum market potential can at most be equal to 100). Basic parameters: -Total market penetration

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  • Ford Mustang Case 7

    11 Ford Mustang Case 7 Applied Managerial Statistics To determine the factors that affect Selling Price of Ford Mustangs, we need to select the independent factors or variables to test the hypothesis to see if these factors do have any affect on the selling price of Ford Mustangs cars. In this case I have selected nine Independent variables that we have used to study the relationship with selling price are (1) Whether the car is a convertible or not convertible (2) Transmission Type (3) Presence

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  • Case Analysis Ford and Firestone

    Case Analysis Report In August 2000, Ford Motor Company and Firestone Tire Company recalled 6.5 Million ATX and AT tires that had been installed on Ford’s Explorer model SUV. At the time, it appeared as though Ford and Firestone were doing the right thing. They had found out that the tread separated on Ford Explorers in states with intense heat, such as Florida and Texas. However, it later came to light that both Ford and Firestone had known about these problems earlier than 2000 and that Ford

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  • Ford Pinto Case

    -1The Ford Pinto case is an oft-cited example of business ethics gone wrong. Many people have been appalled by Ford’s lack of concern for human life. Ford rushed its production time to produce the Pinto in order to be able to compete with foreign companies that were monopolising the American small-car market in the 1960s. Before production, however, the Ford engineers discovered that there was a major flaw with the Pinto: in nearly all rear-end crash tests the car’s gas tank would burst into flames

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  • Ford Case Study

    Synopsis Ford is working to change its marketing strategy for developing compact cars. The Focus is Ford’s most popular economy car, and for years has been a low cost, reliable car. Ford is now beginning a new stage of the Focus by now offering the car with numerous additional features, resulting in a luxury car feel with the same Ford logo. With the rise in gas prices, and the current economy climate, Ford foresees a push from larger vehicles to smaller cars. This change in consumer preference

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  • Ethics-the Ford Pinto Case

    The Ford Pinto Case The Ford Pinto Case was a very controversial moment in Ford’s history. They were struggling to keep up with the ever rising imports of Japanese auto manufacturers that were being produced and sold at a rate that was light years ahead of the industry. Ford had to come up with a solution and they had to do it fast. Their answer, the Ford Pinto, a car that was great on gas, easy to produce, and could be sold at an astonishingly low price. Ford’s answer to the car market demands

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  • The Ford Pinto Case

    The Ford Pinto Case Back in the 1970s the Ford Pinto was debuted without regard to proper safety features and concern for proper ethics while producing this automobile. Buyers wanted lower pricing and bigger trunk space more than the consideration for safety. Lee Iacocca, president of Ford, ran the business striving for higher profits and cutting costs. His lack of interest for human life initiated many lawsuits against Ford and, in the end, was a far bigger cost than installing safety features

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