The author, President, Ford Motor Company (Japan) Ltd., in addressing the subject of agility in the automotive industry, discusses the progress of Ford Motor Company in Japan. Ford has become the only U.S. manufacturer in Japan that conducts its own importation and sells its own vehicles through a distributor which it manages, and through its own sales network. Having aligned a strong product range, run a large-scale marketing and advertising campaign, established (though not yet adequately) after-sales servicing and parts supply systems, Ford now faces its largest task of all in Japan: to expand the distribution network.

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    • This issue of UMTRI Research Review contains the summaries of 20 speeches presented at the University of Michigan's 1994 Automotive Management Briefing in Traverse City.
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  • Authors:
    • Suzuki, K
  • Publication Date: 1994-9


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  • Pagination: p. 56-58
  • Serial:
    • UMTRI Research Review
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
    • ISSN: 0739-7100

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  • Accession Number: 00719406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 25, No. 2 & 3, HS-041 741, HS-041 742
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1996 12:00AM