Ford raises bar for China suppliers

By Alysha Webb, Automotive News

Beijing, China – Steven Hsieh is head of supplier technical assistance for Ford Motor Co.’s China sourcing operation. He finds suppliers of parts for Ford plants worldwide.

When Hsieh started his job three years ago, Ford sourced low-tech components that Ford designed. Now some Chinese suppliers have their own design and engineering capabilities. Those kinds of skills are becoming more important as sourcing demands grow more urgent, Hsieh says. He talked with AN’s China Bureau Chief Alysha Webb about his job….

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