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Unformatted text preview: like the Ford dealerships, and random tire stores. Their sales would drop dramatically when in reality, its not really their fault. One part of the supply chain that worked right was the production of their tires. They had a surplus of tires when this was all over. I also think that one part of the supply chain that was being neglected was the fact that Firestone knew their tires were defective way before all this started happening and they didnt stop production of the defective tires. I think that the final decision that involved Ford and Firestone being responsible for the tires is wrong. I think that this is purely a manufacturing problem. I know that Ford knew about the problem, but as their sole tire provider what were they supposed to do? They could tell people that the tire company was having problems and lose lots of money, or just let it play out....
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- Spring '08