At a recent conference in New York City, product development executive Hau Thai-Tang announced that Ford Motor Company will be shrinking its portfolio of vehicle platforms from nine to only five. This move comes only two years after the company cut down from 15 to nine platforms.

Thai-Tang, who serves as executive vice president for product development and purchasing at Ford, told attendees at J.P. Morgan’s 2018 Auto Conference on Aug. 2 that the company is working toward reducing complexity and shifting to a more modular architecture for vehicle designs.

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