Ford Supports Female Owned Suppliers
Coming out on top of a D.C.-based Women's Business Enterprise Council study, Ford has been noted Number 1 out of 29 corporations. Their honor, leveling "the playing field for women's business enterprises to compete for corporate business." In other words, Ford is a hugh supporter of female-owned and operated suppliers.
One such provider is Dura Automotive Systems, owned by Lynn Tilton's Patriarch Partners.They provide the heated, power rear window for F-150. In 2011 alone, Dura did $350 million dollars worth of business with Ford.
"Ford is exemplary in enabling women's businesses to compete by using a disciplined approach - from the CEO level on down - in measuring its progress in leveling the playing field for women's businesses," said Pamela Prince-Eason, president and CEO of women's council.1
Including Dura, Ford spent $1.06 billion on US-based women-owned suppliers last year, a 22% increase from 2010. Ford has more than doubled their partnering with women-owned businesses since 2009.
"Building a financially healthy, diverse supply base is a central part of the Ford purchasing strategy," said Tony Brown, group vice president of Ford Global Purchasing.2
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