What is World Class Manufacturing?

WCM is a production system created by Professor Yamashina. Developed as a result of successful business studies, WCM is based on 10 pillars of development. Definition The term World Class Manufacturing was introduced in 1984 1 by American industry strategists. They...

WCM levels

The WCM repository is held by an ” association ” that only functions on cooptation. This repository is the one stemming from the work of Professor Yamashina that he was able to lead at Fiat. Introduction There is no established reference system, piloted by...

Pillar 1 : Safety and Health

Very similar to pillar 8 of the TPM, the object of this pillar is to eliminate the causes of accidents. Introduction The purpose of this pillar is to be able to eliminate accidents. This involves putting in place an intensive plan for improvements to l’ergonomics,...

Pillar 2: Cost Deployment

The cost deployment pillar is the ability to transform quantified physical losses (hours, kW, number of units …) into financial costs. Introduction The cost deployment pillar is the capacity to transform quantified physical losses (hours, kW, number of units...

Pillar 3: Focused Improvements

This pillar will consist in putting in place a continuous process of small improvement projects targeted at “human” areas where we will deploy various tools. Introduction This pillar also translates into continuous improvement, in other words Kaizen. It...

Pillar 4 : Autonomous Activities

This pillar integrates the activities of autonomous maintenance and organization of the workspace. The challenge will be to involve staff in the process. Introduction This pillar integrates the activities of autonomous maintenance and organization of the workspace....