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Old 02-01-2013, 08:08 AM
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Nothing, just at work chilling out..Seems Chevy and Marlon finally got back to work..Make those damn WK guys, make us proud!!
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

lol yea!
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

You guys must have missed Marlon's post.. He's says he's over there twidling his thumbs again. We've been running fairly decent over here, but WD builds have gone up a bit..

Maybe we're just filling up the gap again from last night's early body shop departure. I saw Assembly was still here when I pulled in around 3:30.. But the Body Shop parking lot was empty. Idk what time they went home..
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Thought you weren't going in at 4? Oh the dedication!
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Thought you weren't going in at 4? Oh the dedication!
I was told not to come in at 4, but I couldn't sleep, and didnt wanna wind up falling asleep around 2:30, only to wake up at like 6:38 or sumn, and be late!.. So I just said screw it, and came in anyway.. I went over looking for Jeeper's Jeep, but no dice.. (Guess I should pm him.)
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You guys must have missed Marlon's post.. He's says he's over there twidling his thumbs again. We've been running fairly decent over here, but WD builds have gone up a bit..

Maybe we're just filling up the gap again from last night's early body shop departure. I saw Assembly was still here when I pulled in around 3:30.. But the Body Shop parking lot was empty. Idk what time they went home..

So does that mean that things are held up in the previous build stages when they send body home?
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Marlon bored??Come on, are you sure it was him? lol
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

La la la la la la....

Need work to do!
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So does that mean that things are held up in the previous build stages when they send body home?
No no no.. Body is actually build stage 1. There are no previous build stages. Nothing happens before my job. (Underbody).. At least not in here.. The parts are stamped elsewhere. This is why I was able to give the exact time '14 production began. A lot of stuff goes on between my job and Final Assembly.. Abt 8 hrs worth of stuff. But as I said before, the cars don't run straight thru. There's a system of storage banks, designed into the process to keep the lines going when parts of it are down. Total plant capacity is about 2100 cars. So when the system is filled to capacity, the cars essentially run straight thru. Not literally, but it's kinda one-for-one.. So that's why they send Body home.. It gives Paint and Assembly time to use up some cars and saves money, bc Body can easily refill the small void on the next shift.

Sometimes this works in reverse tho.. When the system is really low, like 3-500 cars, and Assembly breaks down of runs out of parts or sumn, they'll send them home and keep Body and Paint. And even on those days, we'll finish the shift out, Paint will go home, and we'll start building parts for the cars that are hand-built in Venezuela. So there's usually a lot of OT in Body, and we rarely ever go home early outside of a MAJOR breakdown over here.. The saying is, "Assembly is the fashion show, and Body is the guy selling all the tickets."
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Ahhhhh cool so Body is frame assembly and so on, I was thinking paint LOL
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^^^ How much coffee have YOU had?

Even after my usual Friday morning XL Tim Hortons 2 creams, 10 sugars coffee, I'm still running on fumes and we're not even to first break yet! I didn't get one minute of sleep last night. Stared at the ceiling for 4hrs, then decided to just come to work.. I bet I won't have any problems sleeping tonight!
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