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About ice-capades

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    Ford Dealer Advertising & Inventory Manager

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    Hamden, CT
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    2019 Mustang GT Fastback

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  1. ice-capades

    2019 Mustang GT

    The are things that can be done to help expedite scheduling of an order although it's much more limited in cases of an order including limited production options such as the PP2. Once a vehicle is scheduled there's nothing a Dealer can do.
  2. PRODUCTION WEEK SCHEDULING INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF 12/10/2018 2019 ECOSPORT No Scheduling 2019 EDGE Scheduling for Build Weeks 02/11/2019 & 02/18/2019 2019 ESCAPE Retail Scheduling Only 2019 EXPEDITION Scheduling for Build Week 01/21/2019 2019 EXPLORER Cleanup Scheduling. Final 2019MY Explorer orders are due on Thursday 12/13/2018. 2019 F-150 Scheduling for Build Weeks 01/14/2019 & 01/21/2019 2019 FIESTA Scheduling for Build Weeks 02/11/2019 & 02/18/2019 2019 FLEX Scheduling for Build Weeks 02/11/2019 & 02/18/2019 2019 FUSION Retail Scheduling Only 2019 MUSTANG Scheduling for Build Week 02/18/2019 2019 RANGER Scheduling for Build Week 02/18/2019. Until the Okay to Buy has been achieved, retail orders will not be selected for scheduling. Only retail orders that have been verified through the Retail Order Verification Program will be selected for scheduling. 2019 F-SERIES SD Scheduling for Build Weeks 01/14/2019 & 01/21/2019 2019 TAURUS Cleanup Scheduling. Final 2019MY Taurus orders are due on Thursday 12/13/2018. 2019 TRANSIT Scheduling for Build Weeks 02/11/2019 & 02/18/2019 2019 TRANSIT CONNECT Cleanup Scheduling 2019 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Scheduling for Build Weeks 02/11/2019 & 02/18/2019 2019 LINCOLN MKC Scheduling for Build Weeks 02/11/2019 & 02/18/2019 2019 LINCOLN MKT Scheduling for Build Weeks 02/11/2019 & 02/18/2019 2019 LINCOLN MKZ Scheduling for Build Weeks 02/11/2019 & 02/18/2019 2019 LINCOLN NAUTILUS Scheduling for Build Weeks 02/11/2019 & 02/18/2019 2019 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR Scheduling for Build Week 01/21/2019
  3. You missed a few weeks of the Production Week Scheduling Timetable. The plant should only be down the week of 12/24. MKZ scheduling last week was for the build weeks 01/28/2019 & 02/04/2019.
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    2019 Ranger Production Information

    Ford is generating invoices for Ranger's in production but has posted a notice that Window Stickers will not be generated until fuel economy testing is completed and the final MPG ratings are available. FORD STATEMENT The availability of the 2019 Ford Ranger online Monroney Label has temporarily been disabled to allow for the final Fuel Economy data to be correctly represented on all documents. We anticipate that access to these online window stickers will continue to be disabled through December 10, 2018. This will impact access through both the Vehicle Locator application and the links provided to your Dealer web sites.Our team will provide updates regarding the availability of these online window stickers as information regarding their release is received.
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    2019 Ranger Production Information

    Production for Dealer stock orders has started but customer retail orders will not start to schedule until the "OK to Buy" status has been achieved which is not expected until sometime in January.
  6. Ford's IT Department has been doing its usual, exceptional job lately with Dealers having extremely limited access to the FMCDealer.com portal since Thursday afternoon. Ford has a Business Continuity Document PDF that provides direct access to specific applications but even using this is troublesome right now. For example, it is impossible to access the SMART Weekly Order Management or WBDO (Web Based Dealer Order) links. As such, I've not been able to access information for my Production Week Scheduling Timetable report. It's anyone's guess if they're working on the problem over the weekend but as soon as access is restored I'll upload the information for next week's vehicle scheduling.
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    2019 Mustang GT

    Nothing specific to add but I'm driving a GT that was released and shipped right after the throttle body replacement issue was announced. The vehicle was not affected and was prepped and detailed the day it arrived and I've been driving it since the following morning. The new 10-speed automatic is very good as is the Active Valve Performance Exhaust.
  8. Per my message above, the Raptor's are not part of the regular allocation and scheduling process. The allocation is assigned from the Regional office as it becomes available and then made available to the dealership. The scheduling is then done manually by the Regional Scheduler but the process takes several weeks after the dealership is notified. This process applies regardless of whether the order is Stock or Retail.
  9. F-150 Raptor's are not part of the regular allocation and scheduling process. Ford tells the Dealer when to put Raptor orders into the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) and then the Regional Scheduler re-prioritizes the order to "01" before the system will schedule the order. The process can take a few weeks before the Raptor order is scheduled.
  10. Per yesterday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the updated production timetable for the 2019/2020 Lincoln Nautilus. 07/05/2019 - 2019MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 07/18/2019 - 2019MY Last Day to Spec Change 09/27/2019 - 2019MY Balance Out Date 07/08/2019 - 2020MY Order Bank Open Date 08/15/2019 - 2020MY Scheduling Begins 09/30/2019 - 2020MY Job #1 Date
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    2019 Flex Production Information

    Per yesterday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) the following timetable has been updated for the 2019MY Lincoln MKT. TBD - 2019MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 09/19/2019 - 2019MY Last Day to Spec Change 12/20/2019 - 2019MY Job Last Date
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    2019 Flex Production Information

    Per yesterday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) the following timetable has been updated for the 2019MY Flex. TBD - 2019MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 09/19/2019 - 2019MY Last Day to Spec Change 12/20/2019 - 2019MY Job Last Date
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    2020 F-150 Production Information

    Per yesterday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the updated production timetable for the 2019/2020 Ford F-150. 07/05/2019 - 2019MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 07/25/2019 - 2019MY Last Day to Spec Change (Dearborn Truck Plant) 08/15/2019 - 2019MY Last Day to Spec Change (Kansas City) 09/29/2019 - 2019MY Balance Out Date (Dearborn Truck Plant) 11/03/2019 - 2019MY Balance Out Date (Kansas City) 07/17/2019 - 2020MY Order Bank Open Date 08/15/2019 - 2020MY Scheduling Begins 09/30/2019 - 2020MY Job #1 Date (Dearborn Truck Plant) 11/04/2019 - 2020MY Job #1 Date (Kansas City)
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    2020 Edge Production Information

    Per yesterday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the updated production timetable for the 2019/2020 Ford Edge. 07/05/2019 - 2019MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 07/18/2019 - 2019MY Last Day to Spec Change 09/27/2019 - 2019MY Balance Out Date 07/08/2019 - 2020MY Order Bank Open Date 08/15/2019 - 2020MY Scheduling Begins 09/30/2019 - 2020MY Job #1 Date
  15. Revised order guides have been uploaded to the Product Order Guides Section for the following vehicles. 2019 F-150 Order Guide 2019 F-150 Police Responder Order Guide 2019 F-650 Super Duty Diesel Straight Frame Order Guide 2019 F-650 Super Duty Gas Straight Frame Order Guide 2019 Ranger Order Guide
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