Chrysler has done some renos at its Warren Assembly plant in order to boost production of the Ram pickup truck. Instead of expanding the Warren plant to add capacity, Chrysler redesigned 353 of the factory's work stations in order to increase productivity. The changes should result in 100 more pickup trucks per day, or 38,565 more trucks per year.
100 changes were also made to improve worker safety, as well as improvements in the paint and body shops."Building back-to-back Motor Trend Truck of the Year winners is something that has never been done before and it's something we take great pride in," said Curt Towne, Warren Truck Assembly Plant Manager. "So, as we approached this opportunity to rethink our processes, we wanted to make sure we kept our focus on the customer and doing things that would continue to improve the quality of the vehicle we deliver. I think this team accomplished that task."