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CNH Industrial recently announced that its plant in Grand Island, Nebraska, has been certified as silver level in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program.
First opened in 1965, the Grand Island facility consists of three manufacturing complexes and employs a workforce of more than 600 individuals.
The site manufactures agricultural equipment including combine harvesters, windrowers, stack cruisers, pivot tongues, sickle heads and disc heads under the company's Case IH and New Holland Agriculture brands.
The products manufactured at the plant are exported to more than 65 markets in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region.
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 third-party audits evaluates all of the WCM pillars, forming an overall score for each plant that is the basis for three achievement levels: bronze, silver and gold.
This integrated model for managing all elements of an organization focuses on improving the efficiency of a company's technical and organizational components while maximizing market competitiveness.
The widespread use of WCM principles at CNH Industrial plants has allowed the company to share a common culture based on efficient processes and a language universally recognized across all plants and countries in which CNH Industrial operates.
For more information, visit www.cnhindustrial.com.