I think all these decisions are Fords, and for us to assume that we know how it should be done is a little short sighted, though I certainly am one to understand and even participate in the aggravation after my initial build week was way back in May, pushed into June several times later, and then now the end of this Month. I get it.
but, I also am not privy to how Ford decides what comes first, second, or last - I'm sure it's not them 'trying' to aggravate our situation, as most folks don't zone in on these builds like we have. I'm sure that they are not going to simply 'open up' to our questions and spill all the details of 'how' they make these decisions. It could be commodity issues or reasons. It could reasons for the most efficient line operation. It could be employee reasons. It could be a lot of things that we know little about, although I am frustrated just as everyone else is, at least until I actually receive my truck.
I was the purchasing agent years and years ago for a boat builder. They built about 6 'models' of family boats, mainly with inboard/outboard engines, some were 17' family-type boats, a few were longer 'sport' boats, and one was a larger 'cuddy cabin' cruiser. All used similar hardware, at least as much as possible, similar paint and gelcoat, similar fiberglass construction, similar foam and vinyl seating, and similar technology. I'll admit, though, each 'model' had it's own build timing, different from the others, all going down the same 'line', with the same workers, etc. I can understand more clearly, from my own perspective, that if you don't receive those chrome plated parts, you could have boats sitting on the side, or outside, incomplete, waiting on parts. It's then HARD to get the same amount of priority for those since they are now 'outside' of the normal work line. Someone has to make a special time and trip to get those finished. If an engine order is delayed, well, you can see where THAT would put the line. If you run out of the fiberglass, or a specific color gelcoat or paint, well, you get the picture. It's not even a matter of whether you ORDERED them in a timely matter, it can be many, many issues along the way that may delay those parts or commodities - and we have little control over that.