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There was one guy who reserved reveal night and then the next day (I believe) received a reservation # earlier than his one on reveal night.

I'm pretty sure reservation # has nothing to do with when you'll actually be receiving your rig, that'll presumably will come from ordering date and build batches, but the reservation, in theory, should bump you up the list at your dealer to make the ordering appt.

If you can't make it in to your dealer in a timely manner I would imagine that the guy who gets in before you, assuming similar build, would actually receive his first.

But, I really don't know either, you know what they say about assumptions. @Granger Ford , do you have any insight that you're allowed to share? Is the reservation basically your foot in the door to get your build appt?
We will batch send the orders, when Nov 1 hits we will get our act together start getting info ready to send and the order the vehicles.

Too many assumptions out there on how and when so I am leaving that dog to rest.😎
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Interesting conjecture, but it's illogical. Ford already stated that vehicles will be built in the order the reservations were received. This is done by the timestamp of the reservation, not the reservation number. I confirmed this with Ford this morning when I moved my reservation to @Granger Ford.
If you were to look at the data you would see the 'filled in' reservation numbers.
I don't know why they did it like that, but I'm just pointing it out.

Example: SORTED BY RESERVATION NUMBER
Timestamp -- Res. #
7/19/20 -- 100001
7/19/20 -- 100042
7/19/20 -- 100335
8/01/20 -- 100390 < -- Outlier
7/19/20 -- 100456
7/20/20 -- 100582
7/20/20 -- 100599
7/21/20 -- 100645
8/04/20 -- 100687 < -- Outlier
7/21/20 -- 100710
 
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We will batch send the orders, when Nov 1 hits we will get our act together start getting info ready to send and the order the vehicles.

Too many assumptions out there on how and when so I am leaving that dog to rest.😎
Makes sense from an engineering standpoint to me for Ford to build them in batches.
One week they'll work on a First Edition product order, and the next may be Big Bend for a week.
That's how factories work. Customization is further down the line.

Who is 'we' though- the dealer, or FORD?
 

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Makes sense from an engineering standpoint to me for Ford to build them in batches.
One week they'll work on a First Edition product order, and the next may be Big Bend for a week.
That's how factories work. Customization is further down the line.

Who is 'we' though- the dealer, or FORD?

We=Granger. I only speak for our store and some personal
 

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We will batch send the orders, when Nov 1 hits we will get our act together start getting info ready to send and the order the vehicles.

Too many assumptions out there on how and when so I am leaving that dog to rest.😎
You will batch send the orders based on what? 😊

The reservation number!! What I’ve been saying from the beginning, the reservation numbers were for dealerships to sort out builds not the factory. 💥
 

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If you were to look at the data you would see the 'filled in' reservation numbers.
I don't know why they did it like that, but I'm just pointing it out.

Example: SORTED BY RESERVATION NUMBER
Timestamp -- Res. #
7/19/20 -- 100001
7/19/20 -- 100042
7/19/20 -- 100335
8/01/20 -- 100390 < -- Outlier
7/19/20 -- 100456
7/20/20 -- 100582
7/20/20 -- 100599
7/21/20 -- 100645
8/04/20 -- 100687 < -- Outlier
7/21/20 -- 100710
Understood and your analysis is certainly interesting. However, Ford is basing your build date not on your reservation number, but on your reservation time stamp.

Why they are skipping or reassigning numbers is just strange. I can't imagine any database developer thinking that reusing canceled reservation numbers is a good idea. There are literally an infinite amount of reservation numbers, so reusing them makes no sense.

That being said, I'm just guessing, so who knows? 🤔
 
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We=Granger. I only speak for our store and some personal
But will it matter WHEN you send your orders in to FORD, or will they use their data from the original submission?
Understood and your analysis is certainly interesting. However, Ford is basing your build date not on your reservation number, but on your reservation time stamp.

Why they are skipping or reassigning numbers is just strange. I can't imagine any database developer thinking that reusing canceled reservation numbers is a good idea. There are literally an infinite amount of reservation numbers, so reusing them makes no sense.

That being said, I'm just guessing, so who knows? 🤔
Well, the data could be input wrong by the user into the form, but I saw a decent amount of these "fill-ins".
I have not seen cases of skipping reservation numbers, as the data we have is only a small amount of all Bronco reservations.

However, they may have their reasons for reassigning the number - if the person changed their trim at a later date

No clue how it would help them to use an old number. It just makes things more complicated and more difficult to tidy up.
 

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I suspect the reservation number is nothing more than an identifier for your data packet. If somebody cancels their data packet gets deleted freeing up the "reference" number again.

Ford will look at all the orders and develop a manufacturing plan based on whatever magical formula says which batch of each trim need to be built. I suspect the dealer and date/timestamp are going to have a bigger impact on how soon orders are filled. Higher ranked dealers will probably get early batches, high volume dealers will likely be at the top of the list as well.

In my opinion Granger is playing an interesting game by offering the deal they are. By offering the deal they are and presumably selling a higher volume of Bronco's they are likely to move up in the dealer pecking order, moving up offers benefits for their business that are way more valuable than any ADM could ever be.
 

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Let's not make this more convoluted. Regardless of some "reservation" #, Ford will begin the build process largely based on when the dealer places the sold order, and what priority they assign. The dealer might look at the reservation #s and give a higher priority, or if you slide them an extra $500 under the table. :cool: You will want priority 01. After that, you'll get your VIN #, it will be scheduled, eventually built, and finally delivered. Good salesmen will track an update all this for you.
 

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But will it matter WHEN you send your orders in to FORD, or will they use their data from the original submission?

Well, the data could be input wrong by the user into the form, but I saw a decent amount of these "fill-ins".
I have not seen cases of skipping reservation numbers, as the data we have is only a small amount of all Bronco reservations.

However, they may have their reasons for reassigning the number - if the person changed their trim at a later date

No clue how it would help them to use an old number. It just makes things more complicated and more difficult to tidy up.
That is a corporate question well out of my scope of review
 

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Understood and your analysis is certainly interesting. However, Ford is basing your build date not on your reservation number, but on your reservation time stamp.

Why they are skipping or reassigning numbers is just strange. I can't imagine any database developer thinking that reusing canceled reservation numbers is a good idea. There are literally an infinite amount of reservation numbers, so reusing them makes no sense.

That being said, I'm just guessing, so who knows? 🤔
No idea how it will work, but I ordered mine on 7/20 and it starts with 103.

Made a 2nd one on 7/23 and it also starts with 103.
 

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Let's not make this more convoluted. Regardless of some "reservation" #, Ford will begin the build process largely based on when the dealer places the sold order, and what priority they assign. The dealer might look at the reservation #s and give a higher priority, or if you slide them an extra $500 under the table. :cool: You will want priority 01. After that, you'll get your VIN #, it will be scheduled, eventually built, and finally delivered. Good salesmen will track an update all this for you.
FWIW, Ford is on the record unequivocally stating that builds will largely be done in the order in which they were reserved, with variances allowed for in grouping certain models and options.

None of it is based on dealer allocation or priority assignment, as the order is for thr end customer and not the dealer.
 

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Ford is likely to batch builds based on assembly sequence, not trim levels. So drivetrain, chassis length and suspension choices are most likely to determine batching with more popular choices filling the queue first. I don't think there's going to be much correlation between our reservation numbers and delivery sequence, aside from getting your build into the hopper. If you're early in line in terms of reservations, but choose less popular parameters, your build will take longer to deliver.
 
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