Tipton Transmission Plant Earns Bronze in World Class Manufacturing

 

The Tipton Transmission Plant in Indiana has been awarded bronze status. This award was achieved in just over two years, which makes it the fastest North American plant to achieve this distinction.

In February 2013, FCA US acquired the Indiana facility and invested $162 million to have a second assembly site for the nine-speed transmission. This created up to 850 new jobs and the facility provides transmissions for the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler 200, Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Renegade.

This summer, after a two-day audit on July 11 and 12, Tipton was awarded the bronze status. They really focused on implementing the World Class Manufacturing methodology because they knew it would help them grow as a plant.

The World Class Manufacturing methodology focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity and improving quality and safety. This methodology also strives to really include employees and their thoughts on how to improve their jobs and the plant itself.

Tipton Transmission is the 4th facility in Indiana and the 14th FCA North American facility to achieve this award. The achievement of these awards illustrates a dedication to improve the productivity, quality and safety in the plant. 

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