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Old 01-11-2014, 07:49 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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If it saves them a ton of storage space they can bring in more grand cherokee parts. That will lead to less parts shortages and therefore higher production numbers. You just have to put the right spin on it...
Not when the goal is to keep as little on hand as possibly needed.

Take my job for instance. NONE of my parts are inside the plant. They are ALL trucked in on an as-needed basis.
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Not when the goal is to keep as little on hand as possibly needed.

Take my job for instance. NONE of my parts are inside the plant. They are ALL trucked in on an as-needed basis.
Called Just in Time
Has great financial benefits as they do not pay for the parts until they need them.
But on the down side
No parts on deck no build no work.
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Not when the goal is to keep as little on hand as possibly needed.

Take my job for instance. NONE of my parts are inside the plant. They are ALL trucked in on an as-needed basis.
That just seems backwards. To me they should have plenty of stock of everything on hand, that to me would save trucks having to bring everything multiple times every day. I could see the whole idea of parts are less likely to walk off and such but I guess that is why I don't run a manufacturing plant. The company I work for keeps trying to cram lean methods for their manufacturing facilities down our throats even though none of them apply to a testing facility, it's quite annoying.
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Called Just in Time
Has great financial benefits as they do not pay for the parts until they need them.
But on the down side
No parts on deck no build no work.
If I have to hear just in time or gemba or any other Japanese phrase that has to do with lean I will snap... I had more than enough of that last year.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

MANY a day I'd be sitting there on pins and needles on the dock.... maybe 20 parts on the line and guess what, I see the trailer (KC Transportation #120484, tee hee) pull up and I had JUST enough time to unload the trailer so The Line® can keep running!
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Called Just in Time
Has great financial benefits as they do not pay for the parts until they need them.
But on the down side
No parts on deck no build no work.
Yet Chrysler will still charge the vendor $10,000/min for any downtime that they caused...
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

BTW: We built the vehicles to be used in the auto shows today.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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BTW: We built the vehicles to be used in the auto shows today.
Are they 2014MY or 2015MY?

Also, anything interesting that you can share without getting reprimanded?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I'm just happy they're not being built south of the border!
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2014. We haven't built a single 2015 yet.
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I'm just happy they're not being built south of the border!
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Send durango production there. Instead of you guys producing durangos and grand cherokees and then sterling heights producing grand cherokees, you guys make one, they make the other.
This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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