World Class Manufacturing



Reduce and control production costs with referable and objectable methods. Discover a new way of working that involves the elimination of waste through methods and standards and the involvement of resources.

Below is a video that chronicles the case study of the manufacturing plant of Panda, gold-qualified.
Source FCA Group
In 2004 Fiat Auto found itself in a situation of serious crisis due to decrease in demand, high indebtedness with banks and too small production capacities for compete in the global market.
The new management team has proceed at a rapid and drastic change of strategy:
- Closure of the complex process of a merge with GM
- New strategy of limited alliances on individual products (eg. Duchy)
- Streamlining and renewal Management
- Simplifying corporate Galaxy, concentration on Core Business cars
- Launch new products (new 500)
- Cutting waste and unproductive costs

In 2004 industrial production costs in the factories FIAT were greater than its direct competitors:
- WCM became the main instrument to reduce waste in the factory
- From 2006 to 2008, innovation in production processes, focused on Safety, and Cost Deployment, reduce industrial production costs by 30%

10 WCM pillars

1. Safety - Job security

​2. Cost Deployment

​3. Focus Improvement

​ 4. Autonomous Maintenance - Workplace Organization

​5. Professional Maintenance
6. Quality Control

​7. Logistic / Customer Services

​8. Early Equipment Management, Early Product Management

9. Environment

​10. People Development


This methodology widely used in the automotive sector is spreading in other industries that are as complex as needy for cost cutting.
Standardizing the methodology allows the replicability of the system thanks to a unique system of evaluation of the results achieved, which automatically sets industry benchmarks.
​Below is a video that chronicles the case study of the manufacturing plant of Panda, gold-qualified.
Source FCA Group