What is Q1?

•It is a set of fundamental quality and manufacturing disciplines which, when followed, ensure a supplier’s success and drive a suppliers continuous improvement. Suppliers are expected to attain a certain level of performance, to put the tools in place to maintain excellence, and to improve with each passing year.
•Supplier aren’t expected to achieve Q1 independently- it is a relationship. FORD stands ready to offer suppliers its expertise, experience and assistance throughout the Q1 Quality journey.
•Q1 was lunched in February 2002 and is delivering result. By recognizing quality achievement at the manufacturing site level, and by applying consistent, understandable metrics to drive high quality Q1 has become the quality Trustmark worldwide.