Two Chrysler Group LLC Facilities Achieve First World Class Manufacturing Milestone
|• Dundee Engine Plant receives first-ever bronze status |
• Windsor is first assembly plant to be awarded bronze
• Ranking rewards improvements in safety, quality and productivity
April 9, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - 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. Both plants received the bronze designation less than three years after adopting the WCM operating system following audits during the week of April 2, 2012. Bronze is awarded after earning a minimum of 50 points in 10 technical and 10 managerial pillars by demonstrating clear WCM know-how and competence through pillar presentations and shop-floor project reviews.
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◾Soul scores second-consecutive IQS award while Sportage claims its first segment award
IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2013 – J.D. Power and Associates' 2013 Initial Quality Study (IQS) has ranked the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage as leaders in the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle and Sub-Compact CUV segments, respectively. And, for the first time, Kia ranks among the automotive industry's top 10 nameplates for initial q....