Fiat Chrysler has awarded its Brampton Assembly plant with a ‘Bronze’ World Class Manufacturing status (WCM). The automaker’s WCM program helps to implement industry-best practices at its facilities all over the world and focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity and improving quality and safety.
The plant, located in Ontario, Canada, earned the Bronze designation after a two-day audit on December 17th and 18th. The facility earned the minimum of 50 points in 10 technical and 10 managerial pillars in order to receive the Bronze rating by “demonstrating clear WCM know-how and competence through employee-conducted pillar presentations and a review of projects that have been implemented across the shop floor,” FCA says.
“The key to successfully implementing WCM is the engagement of the workforce,” said Brian Harlow, vice president of manufacturing at FCA North America. “By achieving bronze, the Brampton employees have demonstrated their commitment to making improvements in their operations, which translate into providing quality vehicles for our customers.”
“With the support of our Unifor partners, FCA is continuing its progress toward making our manufacturing facilities among the best in the world,” he added.
In addition to Brampton Assembly, 10 other FCA plants currently hold the WCM Bronze designation. The automaker’s plants in Windsor, ON and Dundee, MI, are the only plants that have received the ‘Silver’ designation to date.