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News Briefing presentation I put together for a Management 18 class.

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Ford Work Solutions

  1. 1. Ford Work Solutions<br />Jonathan Kology<br />Management 18<br />
  2. 2. What is Ford Work Solutions?<br />Ford Work Solutions is a collection of technologies created to provide Ford commercial truck and van customers with connectivity, flexibility and security to better manage their businesses. <br />This technology is available on Ford F-150, F-Series Super Duty, and E-Series vans.<br />
  3. 3. Innovative Features of Ford Work Solutions<br />A n in-dash computer developed with MagnetiMarelli and powered by Microsoft Auto that provides full highspeedInternet access through the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, Bluetooth-enabled hands-free calling and navigation by Garmin. The first broadband capable in-dash computer in production, the system allows customers to print invoices, check inventories and access documents stored on their home or office computer networks right on the job site. <br />
  4. 4. In-Dash Computer Continued<br />This 4 gigabyte computer comes with a 6.5 inch high resolution screen and a wireless keyboard as well as a built in usb port and memory card slot.<br />There is also an option for a Bluetooth enabled wireless inkjet printer.<br />
  5. 5. In Dash Computer Continued<br />Ford Work Solutions uses the online LogMeIn service to allow people to access their remote computers ,including all their programs and files, in their offices or homes from the job location.<br />
  6. 6. Innovative Features of Ford Work Solutions<br />Tool Link is a Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) asset tracking system developed in association with DeWALT, the industry leader in professional power tools, and ThingMagic, the industry expert on embedded RFID technology. This technology enables customers to maintain a detailed real-time inventory of the tools or equipment stored in the work vehicle.<br />
  7. 7. Innovative Features of Ford Work Solutions<br />Crew Chief is a fleet tracking, telematics and diagnostics system, offered with market leading telematics specialist Microlise, providing dynamic location and performance data fleet owners need to more efficiently manage their vehicles, quickly dispatch workers to job sites, monitor driver performance for safety and economy, and keep detailed vehicle maintenance records.<br />Telematics is the combination of telecommunications and computing.<br />
  8. 8. Innovative Features of Ford Work Solutions<br />Cable Lock security system developed in association with Master Lock, the industry leading lock manufacturer, discourages theft of expensive tools too large to fit in the cab of the work vehicles.<br />It is a 3/8 inch thick, 10 ft. long steel cable used to secure tools into the pickup so they will not be stolen or fall out.<br />
  9. 9. The Office is Now Mobile<br />Along with having all these innovative features, Ford Work Solutions also has the hands free bluetooth calling and a step by step navigation system.<br />So if you are an independent contractor or part of a large fleet, Ford Work Solutions brings your office right to where you need it.<br />
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