New Holland Construction a global construction equipment brands of CNH Industrial N.V. has received a Silver Level World Class Manufacturing (WCM) certification for the skid steer loader and compact track loader manufacturing plant in Wichita, Kansas, United States.
Established in 1974, the Wichita site
covers 46,000 square meters, housing both skid steer loader and compact
track loader product manufacturing and dedicated Research &
Development. The site employs over 400 people and exports to national
and international markets in the NAFTA, EMEA, LATAM and APAC regions.
WCM is one of the global 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.
Determining factors for this latest
achievement were due to a series of category improvements including
Professional Maintenance, Level of Detail and Motivation of Operators.