Lean Six Sigma at AM General's Powertrain Assembly Plant

When:  Jun 6, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (ET)

Tour the plant that powers the #1 tactical vehicle in the world, and learn how the use of lean tools has resulted in more than $1 million in savings in labor and overhead. AM General’s Powertrain Assembly Plant was built in the late 1990s to produce the 6.5-liter diesel engine and later the 4-speed automatic transmission. Today, it manufactures HUMVEE power-train components. Processes at the plant are mature and capable, but a recent shift in focus to efficiency has required the facility to embrace lean and continuous improvement tools. The plant has initiated a new business operating system and used LSS tools to achieve significant efficiency and savings that would not have seemed possible without the new systems. This tour will also showcase KPI dashboards and the financial tracking of quick wins and larger improvements resulting from Lean Six Sigma tools.

HOST COMPANY

AM General LLC

AM General is a full service provider of mobility solutions for global defense and commercial markets. Know for the production, sales, training and support of the iconic HUMMER and HUMVEE vehicles around the world, the company also provides innovative powertrain solutions including those use for the high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles used by U.S. and allied forces around the world. Learn more at www.amgeneral.com.

Location

General Engine Products
2000 Watkins Glen Drive
Franklin, OH 45005