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CNH Industrial recently announced that its manufacturing plant in Wichita, Kansas, has received a silver level world-class manufacturing (WCM) certification.
Established in 1974, the Wichita site covers more than 495,000 square feet, housing both skid steer loader and compact track loader product manufacturing and dedicated research and development. The site employs more than 400 people and exports to national and international markets.
WCM is one of the manufacturing industry's highest standards for the integrated management of manufacturing plants and processes. It is a pillar-structured system based on continuous improvement, designed to eliminate waste and loss from the production process by identifying objectives such as zero injuries, zero defects, zero breakdowns and zero waste.
To certify improvements, a system of periodic audits evaluates a selection of WCM pillars, forming an overall score for each plant that is the basis for three achievement levels: gold, silver and bronze.
The determining factors for this achievement were due to a series of improvements, including professional maintenance, level of detail and motivation of operators.
A global leader in the capital goods sector, CNH Industrial employs more than 64,000 people in 64 manufacturing plants and 50 research and development centers in 180 countries.
For more information, visit www.cnhindustrial.com.