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What is World Class Manufacturing?

An excellent overview of WCM can be found at Better-Operations.com

https://better-operations.com/2013/05/22/world-class-manufacturing-at-chrysler-and-fiat/

The World Class Manufacturing programme at Chrysler, Fiat & Co. – better operations

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?

Some quick notes from the article include:

  • The company-specific production system (XPS) of Chrysler is the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) concept, developed by the Fiat Group in 2006. “WCM is how we do our business. Period.”
  • WCM was developed by Fiat and partnering firms in 2005.
  • The Chrysler Group joined the WCM when Fiat acquired majority shares in 2009
  • Today, 166 manufacturing plants in 16 countries are active partners in the worldwide WCM Association. 30 of these are Chrysler plants, whereas 45 belong to Fiat.