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...ommitment to bring the entire Ford global organization into a single operation by the year 2000. Ford 2000 created a single, global management team. This has allowed the company to eliminate duplication, initiate best practices, use common components and designs for the advantage of scale, and allocate resources to wherever they are needed to best serve market needs. Ford 2000 combines the power, resources, and reach of a world company with the immediacy, the intimacy, the agility, and the spirit of a small one. This was accomplished with the creation of five vehicle centers. Ford 2000's strength is that it fully utilizes the company's depth of human diversity. Ford believes that diversity will be the engine that drives the creative energy of the corporation of the 21st century. Successful companies will be those who are able to draw on this diversity, to stay on the innovative and competitive edge of their fields. So the company that started this century with a single man envisioning products that would service more people is ending the century with a global organization that retains and expands Ford's heritage of serving people, inside and outside of the Ford global community.
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