Ford Motor Company North American World Headquarters facilities now send no waste to landfill – another major step in the automaker's quest to reduce its environmental impact globally. Sites in Dearborn, Michigan, Oakville, Ontario, and Santa Fe, Mexico, are diverting more than 240,000 pounds of waste from landfills annually.
The Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal has tanked the company's stock price, ousted its top executive and could ultimately cost the world's top automaker tens of billions of dollars. It may also destroy the credibility of diesel technology from all automakers.
Efficient supply chains can be identified by a handful of components: proximity, flexibility and minimal waste. Now, the automotive industry is hoping to capture some of these same benefits through the use of 3D printing.