FCA US Jefferson North Assembly Plant Earns World Class Manufacturing Bronze Award

Posted on 16. Nov, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

November 15, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The Jefferson North Assembly Plant is a latest FCA US trickery to be famous for a efforts in expelling waste, augmenting productivity, and improving peculiarity and safety.
The usually automobile public plant located totally within a city of Detroit was awarded a bronze nomination in a World Class Manufacturing (WCM) methodology on Nov. 14, 2018. It becomes FCA’s 12th North American trickery to now reason bronze and a Company’s sixth trickery to strech an endowment turn given Jan of this year.
The nomination recognizes a long-term joining of some-more than 5,000 Jefferson North employees to creation poignant improvements in how they build a Jeep® Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and Dodge Durango.
What is WCM?
WCM is a structured and severe prolongation methodology designed to make plants some-more stretchable and competitive. Its beliefs are practical to all aspects of a plant, from peculiarity to maintenance, cost control to logistics, with a idea of reaching 0 accidents, 0 waste, 0 breakdowns and 0 inventory. The WCM methodology is singular in that it engages a workforce to emanate and exercise suggestions on how to urge their jobs and their plants, compelling a clarity of ownership. Independent audits are conducted via a year to consider WCM expertise and cunning as demonstrated during employee-conducted presentations and a examination of projects that have been executed opposite a plant.  
Why is WCM Important?
Because a concentration of WCM is to discharge rubbish of all kinds, it is pivotal to shortening a impact of a FCA prolongation processes. It means regulating resources wisely, creation all FCA comforts some-more prolific and formulating clean, ergonomically-friendly workstations for employees. WCM recognizes that a employees are critical to achieving a Company’s business objectives.
“Achieving bronze is a well-deserved respect for a organisation during Jefferson North. As we have been retooling and changeable prolongation during other plants, Jefferson North has been using probably uninterrupted to build some of a many renouned vehicles. Our Jefferson North workforce is to be commended for a loyalty to requesting WCM beliefs to urge a plant’s operations and embracing it as a approach of life.”
– Brian Harlow, Vice President – Manufacturing, FCA North America.
“Our Jefferson North workforce is a reason because this plant is being famous with a WCM bronze designation. Their expostulate to invariably urge a processes to build a best vehicles probable for a business speaks to a impression of a employees.”
– Zach Leroux, Plant Manager – Jefferson North Assembly Plant, FCA US
“It’s a good achievement. It was a lot of tough work. Working together as a team, we achieved Bronze.”
– Wade Hills, UAW Joint Safety Pillar Lead – Jefferson North Assembly Plant, FCA US
“We intent a employees. We had people on a building seeking how they can assistance a plant grasp Bronze.”
– Caron Recker, WCM Lead – Jefferson North Assembly Plant, FCA US
World Class Manufacturing Facilities
There are 10 FCA North American plants that have been designated silver, five* of that have been awarded in 2018:

In further to Jefferson North, there are 11 comforts that now reason a WCM bronze designation:

About Jefferson North Assembly Plant

  • 1991: Began construction on a plant
  • 1992: Produced a initial Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 1999: Underwent an expansion
  • 2010:
    • May: Started prolongation of a all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    • July: Began second change of production
    • December: Started prolongation of a all-new 2011 Dodge Durango, a initial Dodge ever to be constructed during Jefferson North
  • 2012:
    • January: Announced further of a third organisation (1,100 jobs)
    • October: Third organisation began
  • 2013: Celebrated a 5M car produced, a Billet Silver 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, that was donated to a USO
  • 2016: Produced a 6M vehicle, a 75th anniversary 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Granite Crystal

FCA US LLC is a North American automaker formed in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles underneath a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as good as a SRT opening designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo tools and accessories. FCA US is building on a ancestral foundations of Chrysler Corp., determined in 1925 by attention idealist Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).

FCA is an general automotive organisation listed on a New York Stock Exchange underneath a pitch “FCAU” and on a Mercato Telematico Azionario underneath a pitch “FCA.”

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