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Topics: Ford Motor Company, Inventory, Cash conversion cycle Pages: 8 (4718 words) Published: October 28, 2014

FIN 340
Working capital management
Sec: 1
Group Project
Submitted To:
SaadHossain (sdf)
School of Business
Submitted By:
Group 4
Name ID Sheikh Fuad Ahmed 101 0078 030 Md. NazmulHossain 101 0196 030 Imtiaz Akbar 112 0146 030 AshifZaman Turin 112 0380 030 Shahriar Hassan 112 0684 030 Anik Md. Khalid Hossain 122 0119 030 Executive Summary

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Industry Overview
The auto industry is highly concentrated. The top 10 global automakers account for roughly 80% of the worldwide production and nearly 90% of total vehicles sold in the U.S. From the data of the automobile market in US, we find that the big players of the market are Ford, General Motors Company (GM), Chrysler, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar/Land Rover, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, Volvo. Among them in January 2013, General Motors Company (GM) led with an 18.7% market share in the U.S., followed by Ford Motor Co. (F) with a 15.9% market share, Toyota Motors Corp. (TM) with a 15.1% market share, Chrysler-Fiat with a 11.3% market share, and Honda Motor Co. (HMC) and Nissan Motor Co. (NSANY) at the last spots with 9.0% and 7.8% market shares, respectively. Toyota recaptured the sales crown from General Motors by selling 9.75 million vehicles globally in 2012, which exceeded GM’s sales of 9.29 million vehicles. Germany’s Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) came third with sales of 9.07 million vehicles for the year. Toyota’s victory can be attributed to its impressive product lineups and marketing initiatives. Toyota lost its No.1 position to GM in 2011 after gaining the title from GM in 2008. The loss of crown was driven by declining reputation due to a series of safety recalls as well as negative impact from natural disasters in Japan and Thailand in 2011. However, the automaker had vowed to regain the top position by increasing its dependence on the non-U.S. markets, especially the high growth emerging markets. Efficient use of fuel, environmental friendly vehicles has recently been promoted globally. In US automobile market this also played a role. In late 2011, 13 major automakers, have signed letters of commitment with the U.S. Government to upgrade the fuel economy standard of cars and light-duty trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025. This decision has already affected in the sector of R&D, marketing, manufactures of the parts industries of the automobile and it shall also play a very important role in the automobile market in future. Here is an idea of the market size of different types of automobiles (in March 2011)

Current data of the market share in US

Review of ford motor
Company Overview
Ford Motor
Ford Motor Company (Ford), incorporated on July 9, 1919, is a producer of automobiles. The Company together with its subsidiaries is engaged in other businesses, including financing vehicles. The Company operates in two segments: Automotive and Financial Services. Automotive includes Ford North America, Ford South America, Ford Europe, and Ford Asia Pacific Africa region. Financial services include Ford Motor Credit Company and Other Financial Service. The Company manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. Its automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. Other Financial Services includes a range of businesses, including holding companies and real estate. Effective September 26, 2013, Ford Motor Company acquired Livio, a developer of software. Automotive

Ford North America primarily includes the sale of Ford- and Lincoln-brand vehicles, service parts, and accessories in North America (the United States, Canada, and Mexico). Ford South America primarily includes the sale of Ford-brand vehicles,...
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