It really is no different than ordering any other Bronco model (Base, BB, BD, OB, BL, or WT). All Ford did was limit the total amount of them and to MY21. That's the only difference, but hey... let's assume that it was meant to be first produced over every other model. LOLSeems more like people are making a weird assumption here more than Ford making a “mistake”. I would have never dreamed ordering a special edition in the first year meant that I paid to move to the front of the line. That just seems odd to me that people jumped to that conclusion.
Do all of these fancy words mean that the 4 door Badlands Manual Transmission build is next in line (thanks to the snazzy algorithm) and I will be hearing this Thursday about my build date? Gosh I hope so.This is exactly correct "Schedules are determined by highly complicated, mathematical computerized optimization methods." Anyone who has worked in or taken a course in operations management knows this. There are not evil Ford employees sitting behind a desk doing this by hand and trying to figure out how to screw people.
All this talk about winning the lottery, golden tickets, and randomness is ludicrous. The process is most decidedly not random. The data (orders) was sorted by category (i.e., dealer) then rank ordered by timestamp (ordinal data) within dealer allocations (priority orders were added - put at the top of the rankings) and then they are scheduled using an algorithmic formula/software program that takes into account timestamp as a weighted variable
and is based on the expected velocity of parts availability as they flow from the 1,000s of suppliers to the manufacturing plant.
Thinking you can see patterns in that process based on a very small selection of people who are posting their timestamps and build profiles (and assuming none of them are mistaken, have been given poor information, or are lying) and then feeling somehow screwed over - not sure what else to say about that. We are all entitled to feel how we want about this.
I know this is emotional - I am emotional about it as well - I want my Badlands today. But the process to build them is mathematical so nobody should feel slighted if they have not received an email yet. If you want to argue there should not be priority builds and that is not fair that is a legitimate different discussion.
I agree with most, if not all, of what you have said on this board in the recent past however...
Limited resources is a subjective term. I am 100% positive that every option Ford has offered for 2021 they have ten's of thousands of said parts. However, supply does not meet demand therefore, the constraint only applies to people far from the front of the line. Ford has communicated to everyone certain options may affect build time, not that they will affect build time. (with the exception of certain top choices, which at this time are not offered)
At this point, I do not believe parts constraints is playing a part of which orders get built and will not till the latter part of 2021 production. If parts were not available then the FE's would not be first in line has they all have the "sins".
I feel you, had to fight that impulse as well. To my way of thinking, which can be wrong, is the commodities come in as a stream, the amount of flow can vary. There is totally a difference between capacity and actual production, we are talking about supplier capability not Ford's assembly line. When does Ford plug part values into their formula? When they have the projected numbers or when the parts are setting in storage waiting for assembly? I would assume JIT (Just In Time) method but it is the start of the process and bumps in the road happen so, JIT may not be the best way. They may have a certain number of part X on hand, but expect another shipment in a few days or weeks. My point is they would not be gearing up if the parts weren't expected to be there shortly.
You will be pleased with your decision .........until you see my Sasquatched BL in your rear view mirror, closing on you like a Big beautiful AMB greyhound, and your are forced to look up at me as I blow by you, relegating you to the slow lane as my Twin Turbo 2.7 L Bronco is but a blur, as I fly by you...........pulling a trailer. You’ll mash the accelerator on your short, horsepower challenged 4 banger, but to no avail. And it’s at that precise moment That point you’ll realize.......decisions were made. all in good fun.My BL non Sas with 2.3 and MT looks like a good decision for line jumping.
Speaking only for myself here, but I’ve never assumed that First Edition is first built. I’ve just referenced my FE reservation to indicate an early time stamp. However, after seeing some more stats and some of the “triggered” responses to my posts, I now see that what I thought I was saying isn’t in line with those stats or how some others are interpreting my posts.It really is no different than ordering any other Bronco model (Base, BB, BD, OB, BL, or WT). All Ford did was limit the total amount of them and to MY21. That's the only difference, but hey... let's assume that it was meant to be first produced over every other model. LOL
All an FE reservation is being guaranteed is that they will get their Bronco in MY21. That's the only guarantee.
They may be counter-intuitive but are not contradictory and fully explainable. Just a different expression of the same idea, that is pointed toward a different audience.....These two posts are counter-intuitive. Do they have 10,000's of thousands of every possible part, or are parts coming in JIT?.....