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Ashley Fournier-August 2, 2011 3:53 PM – How can you improve quality while also cutting costs? One of the ways Chrysler Group is working on that is by launching a pilot program to install World Class Manufacturing principles at plants run by our parts suppliers.

Ashley Fourier caught up with Dan Knott, Senior Vice President Purchasing and Supplier Quality, just before he told auto industry insiders about it at the annual Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI.

Information has been buzzing that a new 8-speed automatic transmission is in the works for Chrysler Group LLC and it is time to get the low down on how this new addition could affect needs from suppliers, availability of parts, and the ability to comply with the new fuel economy rules recently adopted.

We spoke with Dan Knott, Senior Vice President, Purchasing and Supplier Quality, Chrysler Group LLC to find out his thoughts on the subject matter. When we asked Mr. Knott “What will be the challenges for suppliers to provide the parts and components to comply with the new fuel economy rules and produce the 8 speed automatic transmission?”, here’s what he had to say…

Also, check out the videos below where he talks about Commodities Pricing and Diversity. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

June 17, 2011 10:21 AM- It is never a dull week at Chrysler Group LLC with so many exciting and important events always occurring. This week started off with a celebration, as nearly 40,000 people gathered at the company headquarters for “Family Day” on Saturday to enjoy food, entertainment and product displays.

The exciting events continued throughout the week and they’re all highlighted by our own Pete Misiak for us…Under the Pentastar:

Chrysler Group LLC Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

Chrysler Group LLC Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

In other Chrysler news, Fred Goedtel, Vice President and Head of Assembly Operations, Chrysler Group LLC, and Sterling Heights Mayor Richard Notte will join UAW representatives and invited guests to celebrate the beginning of construction of a new paint shop at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. The company announced in October 2010 that it was investing $850 million to update the plant with a state-of-the-art paint shop for the production of future products.

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