Chrysler Transmission Plant Gets Bronze Status in World Class Manufacturing

Chrysler Group’s Kokomo Transmission Plant (KTP) in Indiana has been awarded bronze status after implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM), a system that emphasizes improving quality while reducing waste.

The Chrysler transmission plant adopted WCM just over four years ago and today produces new, fuel-efficient eight- and nine-speed transmissions for several of the Chrysler Group models here at Cronic Chrysler, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, and Ram 1500.

The WCM methodology was originally implemented in 2006 by Fiat. It focuses on reducing waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way. During an audit, the Kokomo Transmission Plant was awarded bronze designation for scoring 51 points in 10 technical and 10 managerial pillars that demonstrate its know-how and competence related to WCM.

“We are proud of the commitment demonstrated by our employees and the support received from the UAW, which has been critical in making Chrysler Group’s manufacturing facilities among the best in the world,” said Brian Harlow, VP of NAFTA Manufacturing.