Some of the tracking threads showed D1 to KZ in a day.That is D1 – gateline: unit sequenced for production, est ship date assigned, Approx time in station – 12 days to KZ – released by plant and invoiced. There are quite a few instances where something was held up for months though. You probably know but incase people are popping in reading, they are scheduled to take the lines down for 2 days while they make changes for the 19s.That's the daily output I was wanting to know start to finish. An answer like " it takes 5 days to build from start to finish."
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I agree. There is a little progress though. According to the chart Jeep actually moved UP 3 spots from 2017. Hopefully they can break into the top 50% one of these years.Attention @JeepCares Please forward this thread to your upper management. Jeep should be SLOWING down your production line to improve quality, not increasing production. Yes, as mentioned in this thread, FCA can blame suppliers for quality issues, but your factory should be inspecting/rejecting failed parts like the frame issue and your brand is on the overall vehicle. Other vehicle manufacturers also outsource some parts, and their quality is better per the Consumer Reports survey - so if they can do it, so can you. How on earth did a basic inspection not catch something so very obvious, and especially on a vehicle that is supposed to be rugged? Maybe fire your inspection people at the factory and get someone who doesn't miss something so obvious? #20 in quality ranking per Consumer Reports is embarrassing and slowing your production down is required to improve your quality ranking. See Consumer Reports results below.
Overtime is 1.5. Third shift is heavy with temps. Maybe @JlEngineline could weigh in but i doubt benefits cost for third shift has anything to do with it. Overtime costs them more than beneifts and third shift also has less experienced workers so quality/productivity is probably lower.More shifts can't help when they don't seem to have parts for the two running. I did read where back a few years ago that with the two shifts they had mandatory OT and basically ran 20 hours a day. A third shift would increase their benefit cost by 33% I would assume. They's rather work people to death on 10 hour shifts possibly being part of the quality problem