Ford Motor Company is making continued progress in manufacturing productivity, and improved 3.7 percent – our sixth consecutive year of improved efficiency – in The Harbour Report™ North America 2008.Ford's commitment to align capacity with the real demand, along with our disciplined processes, have contributed to Ford's productivity and quality gains during these critical times of volume decreases, changing product mix and reduced manpower.

Our improvement reflects the disciplined focus and adherence to our processes by our employees. They understand what it takes to be a leader in today's competitive environment and are key contributors to Ford's improved productivity and quality.