Challenge

 

  • 1.1 million sq. ft. automotive engine machining, assembly and testing facility
  • Originally constructed as Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (Partnership of Chrysler, Hyundai and Mitsubishi) in 2004
  • GEMA progressive business model outsourced non core functions
  • GEMA select subject matter expert partner organizations to manage noncore function for most effective and efficient plant operation. “WFM” was selected to provide facility management.
  • Became Chrysler Dundee Engine following the acquisition of Chrysler by Fiat

 

Solution:

  • “WFM” began providing facility management services prior to plant start up in 2004 and has provided continuous service since.
  • Facility Management services include:

Operate and maintain Central Facilities Equipment including:

  • Energy Center
  • Bulk Storage Facility
  • Coolant Filtration (Filter Gallery)
  • HVAC
  • Liebert System
  • Emergency generators
  • Lighting

 

Perform Central Facilities Maintenance Function including:

  • Preventative maintenance program including vibration analysis, thermo graphics, ultrasonic and oil analysis
  • Plant electrical
  • Plant mechanical
  • Mist and dust collection equipment
  • Overhead cranes
  • Copier and printer lease and maintenance
  • All other non manufacturing building and plant assets
  • Support WCM pillars especially the Environmental and Safety pillars

 

Manage Plant Projects

  • Develop scopes and manage plant projects
  • Self perform certain project work in house

Result:

  • Provided value added flexible services through initial production ramp up, automotive slowdown of 2008, Chrysler bankruptcy, acquisition by Fiat, transformation to World Class Manufacturing Production System and the automotive production increase of 2012 and 2013.
  • Annually identify and implement significant savings for the plant. Most recently in 2012 savings were $ 587,954
  • The Plant has won a Shingo Silver Medallion, Plant Engineering Magazine’s Best Plant award, Harbour Report’s Most Efficient Automotive Engine Plant in North America and was the first Chrysler Plant to achieve a Bronze rating in the World Class Manufacturing System.

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