Two Chrysler Group LLC Manufacturing Facilities Achieve First World Class Manufacturing Milestone

19 Apr

Chrysler Group LLC’s Dundee (Mich.) Engine Plant and Windsor (Ont.) Assembly Plant have been awarded bronze status for their efforts in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM), the highest ranking of any of the Company’s North American manufacturing facilities.

“We are very proud of our Dundee and Windsor employees who have dedicated themselves to accelerating the rate of improvement in their plants in order to achieve Bronze,” said Scott Garberding, Senior Vice President and Head of Manufacturing/WCM, Chrysler Group LLC. “Together with our UAW and CAW partners, Chrysler Group is demonstrating its commitment to making our manufacturing facilities among the best in the world.”

World Class Manufacturing is a methodology that focuses on reducing waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way. WCM engages the workforce to provide and implement suggestions on how to improve their jobs and their plants.

The Chrysler Group plants will be officially recognized for their achievements at a WCM award ceremony in Brazil this summer.

The Dundee Engine Plant produces the 1.4-liter FIRE engine for the Fiat 500, and the 2.0- and 2.4-liter engines for the Jeep® Compass, Jeep Patriot, Dodge Caliber, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Journey, Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 200 Convertible. The plant’s 388 employees work on a 3-2-120 operating pattern, which allows the plant to run 20 hours per day, six days per week, providing 49 more production days each year.

The Windsor Assembly Plant builds the award-winning Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans. The plant runs three shifts with nearly 4,800 employees.

Source: Chrysler Group LLC

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