2024 Ford F-150 To Lose 2,400 Parts, Improve Reliability

2024 Ford F-150 To Lose 2,400 Parts, Improve Reliability

The optimization drive extends beyond the F-150, with the Explorer SUV also undergoing a similar streamlining process. Galothra mentioned that the company currently has around 500 combinations of cable harnesses for the Explorer, a figure that will be reduced to less than 20 in the coming months.

Ford has made several seemingly minor adjustments that have yielded substantial savings. For instance, changing the material specifications for front rails, mounts, and exhaust manifolds has saved the company approximately $30 million annually. Additionally, eliminating a cable that differed between two manufacturing plants, which was previously used to pull vehicles through the assembly line, resulted in an additional $11 million in annual savings.