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Ford Motor Co. is inviting key suppliers to help benchmark other companies' vehicles and parts up to 40 months before Ford rolls out new modelsa strategy that is starting to pay dividends.
Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's group vice president of global purchasing, says the automaker has performed its new benchmarking program twice over the past year for the company's next-generation Fiesta and Focus.
For each benchmarking exercise, Ford selects a
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The first comprehensive physician rating and comparison database launches Monday in time for open enrollment on federal and state health exchanges, as well as many employer-provided plans.
The revamped Healthgrades.com uses about 500 million claims from federal and private sources and patient reviews to rate and rank doctors based on their experience, complication rates at the hospitals where they practice and patient satisfaction.
The new way to find the
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The United States Congress has increased pressure on the Japanese auto supplier Takata and federal safety regulators as two Democratic senators demanded wider recalls to fix millions of defective airbags and a House committee has said it wants a fuller accounting of how the recalls were handled.
In the draft of a sternly worded letter expected to be sent on Thursday, the two senators, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut