Fiat first implemented what it calls The World Class Manufacturing system in Italy.
Workers are trained to problem-solve to make their work station and factory more productive and efficient. Ferreting out inefficiencies becomes everyone's focus, not just the managers.
Now Chrysler is using the system.
Workers will be trained at a high-tech lab in Warren - the World Class Manufacturing Academy - that includes practice engine and door assembly lines, movement sensors and problem-solving exercises.