The World Class Manufacturing programme at Chrysler, Fiat & Co. |Torbjørn Netland

“The company-specific production system (XPS) of Chrysler is the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) concept, developed by the Fiat Group in 2006. But, what exactly is the WCM? And, what does Chrysler see as keys to success in WCM?

A few answers are given these days at the 4th annual Lean Management Journal Conference in Birmingham, UK: in his morning keynote, Mauro Pino—Vice President for vehicle assembly operations and the Head of World Class Manufacturing in the Chrysler Group—explains how Chrysler “achieves manufacturing excellence across the globe”. Pino stresses that “WCM is how we do our business. Period.” The presentation reminds me of the WCM factories I visited in Brazil, Spain and Sweden last year, all of which confirmed that WCM can be a powerful improvement system—if implemented seriously. Let’s take a closer look at the concept of WCM.” Continue reading

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Our plant tour showed a stunning transformation as Fiat’s “World Class Manufacturing” (WCM) system is implemented. For students visiting for the first time, a modern manufacturing facility is bewilderingly complex.

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Fiat Plant Wins Prestigious Production Award

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The Fiat plant at Pomigliano D’Arco has been awarded the prestigious international Automotive Lean Production 2012 award in the OEM category, following an analysis and evaluation process by a committee of experts selected by the German…

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