Mopar Center Line Parts Distribution Center Earns Bronze Status in World Class Logistics

Posted on 17. May, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

May 17, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Center Line, Michigan, warranted Bronze standing in FCA’s World Class Logistics (WCL) methodology, creation it a initial FCA placement section in North America to strech an endowment turn in a program.

Similar to a World Class Manufacturing (WCM) methodology, WCL empowers placement operations by FCA US LLC to evenly revoke rubbish and urge peculiarity by focusing on 10 technical and 10 managerial pivotal pillars.

“We are committed to being all in use of a people who expostulate us,” pronounced Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA. “To do a code promise, we need to broach a right partial during a right time with a right quality. One proceed to do this is by apropos some-more fit and holding ourselves to high operational standards. This is because we wish to honour a scarcely 300 employees during a Center Line PDC, who have embraced a WCL element and are now essay for Silver, as we continue to widespread a WCL methodology via a tellurian tools supply chain.”

The Center Line PDC, located in Metro Detroit, warranted a Bronze standing during a new two-day audit. Dr. Luciano Massone, lead auditor and former boss of a World Class Manufacturing Association, along with WCL auditor John Weist, commended Center Line for a workplace and logistics formation to urge productivity. The auditors also famous a achievements in reserve and quality, as good as a altogether proceed toward a growth of cost-effective tools placement processes.

In 2017, a room peculiarity in Center Line softened by 16 percent, appetite expenditure decreased by 11 percent and capability gains reached 5 percent, with serve improvements in 2018.  

Center Line shipped tighten to 72 million tools final year and is one of some-more than 50 Mopar PDCs around a world, with 23 located in North America.

Last year, FCA US non-stop dual new Parts Distribution Centers in a U.S., with a total investment of $22.6 million generating some-more than 170 jobs.

Mopar-first Features
During a brand’s 80-plus years, Mopar has introduced countless industry-first facilities including:

  • Vehicle-information apps: initial to deliver smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
  • wiADVISOR: initial to incorporate a tablet-based use line tool
  • Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): initial to marketplace with a new interactive car tracking device that sends owners a content when car is driven too quick or too distant formed on pre-set parameters
  • Wi-Fi: initial to offer business a ability to make their car a wireless prohibited spot
  • Electronic owners manuals: initial to deliver normal owners manuals on a smartphone app

About Mopar
Mopar (a elementary contraction of a difference MOtor and PARts) is a service, tools and customer-care code for FCA vehicles around a globe. Born in 1937 as a name of a line of antifreeze products, a Mopar code has developed over some-more than 80 years to paint both finish caring and authentic opening for owners and enthusiasts worldwide.

Mopar done a symbol in a 1960s during a muscle-car era, with Mopar Performance Parts to raise speed and doing for both highway and racing use, and stretched to embody technical use and patron support. Today, a Mopar brand’s tellurian strech distributes some-more than 500,000 tools and accessories in over 150 markets around a world. With some-more than 50 tools placement centers and 25 patron hit centers globally, Mopar integrates service, tools and customer-care operations in sequence to raise patron and play support worldwide.

Mopar is a source for genuine tools and accessories for all FCA US LLC car brands. Mopar tools are engineered together with a same teams that emanate factory-authorized specifications for FCA vehicles, charity a approach tie that no other aftermarket tools association can provide. Complete information on a Mopar code is accessible at

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