August 6, 2012 10:51 AM
Since becoming the new Chrysler Group LLC., the company continues to search for and discover new ways to develop products that are better and more advantageous for our consumers. One of the first initiatives of the new Chrysler Group was implementing a more efficient way to manufacture higher quality vehicles. This process, called World Class Manufacturing, allows the company to cut costs, reduce injuries and produce vehicles at a higher level of craftsmanship.
This is a 3D view of how parts are delivered to an operator in the “Golden Zone.”
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How's That for ROI: WCM Academy Generates $1 Million Savings
June 22, 2012 1:30 PM
And that's only within the first six months of its opening back in January.
Almost immediately after the FIAT-Chrysler partnership began, we started to implement FIAT's World Class Manufacturing process in our operations. While it's a continual process to keep improving manufacturing quality, WCM has already borne a bountiful harvest.
The World Class Manufacturing Academy is just the latest example. WCM Academy is where our plant managers, team leaders and other plant employees are trained in WCM. It's a 25,000-sq.-ft. facillity, housed within the UAW-Chrysler Technology Training Center, Warren, Mich., and can train 1,200 people annually.
Under the Pentastar: April 13, 2012
by Ed Garsten
April 13, 2012 8:05 PM
Fresh off the excitement of the 2012 New York International Auto Show, the momentum at Chrysler Group isn't slowing down. From continued strides in World Class Manufacturing and more Mopar® industry-firsts, to expansion to China and Viper owner charity, you can gather up all the week's highlights Under the Pentastar.
Under the Pentastar: Jan. 27, 2012
by Pete Misiak
January 27, 2012 10:00 PM
With an automaker like Chrysler Group, it's all about the "product." This week's Under the Pentastar captures the best of our products across the spectrum.
World Class Manufacturing Academy Promotes Car Quality, Job Security
January 25, 2012 3:57 PM
Training is great.
But if it doesn’t ultimately produce results for the customer, it isn’t so great.
"[World Class Manufacturing] is not a 'flavor of the month.' It's the only way we do business."
Chrysler Group Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and WCM Scott Garberding spoke those words during our official dedication of the World Class Manufacturing Academy Tuesday.
And, if you haven’t noticed, Chrysler’s business has been picking up the past year, with WCM playing an important role in that pick up. It’s a role that impacts customers and employees alike.
For customers, WCM and...