Ford Motor Co selects Active On-Demand as a preferred supplier

Global freight transportation management company, Active On-Demand, has been selected by Ford Motor Co as one of several firms recently named to the automotive company’s preferred supplier’s list.

Active On-Demand provides contractual clients and single-shipment customers with innovative, exclusive technology systems for ground expedite, air cargo, and air cargo charter services to maximize shipments vital to their supply chain and production operation.

Overall, Ford, which spends $90 billion a year with suppliers, wants to cut its supplier base from more than 2,500 to between 700 and 800 companies.

According to Ford’s senior vice president of global purchasing, Tony Brown, in return for larger volumes and a more stable stream of business, Ford expects those suppliers to provide technology advances.

Active-on-Demand president David Quin said that his company’s pre-eminent freight transportation management network will enable vendors worldwide to supply parts to Ford plants with the most reliable, cost-effective and efficient carrier modes on a regularly scheduled basis as well as for time-sensitive, critical ones.

Active On-Demand comprises four operational divisions, Active Aero Charter (global door-to-door full aircraft cargo charters), Active PTM (premium transportation management using a web-based process for rapid RFQ shipment processing and en-route visibility), Active Global Solutions (ground expedite, airfreight, global courier and next-flight-out cargo services), and Active Surface Management (ground carrier management services for time-sensitive truckload shipments that are the result of peak load capacity variability).

Active On-Demand has a base of more than 4,000 air and ground carriers to transport thousands of shipments worldwide every month for customers in the automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical and defence industries, as well as 3PLs and 4PLs.