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GMs  Nummi (NEW UNITED MOTOR MANUFACTURING, INC.) Plant, Fremont, California 

Opened in 1984, Nummi was the first cooperation of GM with a Japanese company in USA. Started as a new model plant together with Toyota the plant is now one of the best in the US.

In 1963 the plant was launched and closed in 1982. The area was seen as unreliable, hit by strikes, high absenteeism and bad quality.

 

Plant

Nummi

Products

  • Chevrolet Prizm

  • Toyota Corolla

  • Toyota Tacoma

Capacity

  • 235,000 cars p.a

  • 150,000 trucks p.a.

  • 385,000 units p.a. total

Production

  • 357,809 units in 1997

No. of  Employees

  • 2,540 in cars

  • 1,500 in trucks

  • 150 in stamping

  • 4,844 in total 1997

The Plant is fully integrated :

  • stamping

  • body shop

  • paint

  • assembly

About $ 1.5 Bill. were invested since the launch in 1984.

In Nummi the Toyota Production System was introduced first in the US. The first 450 employees were sent to Toyota, Japan in order to learn the principles of the system. Today all its elements as

  • Teamwork,

  • Kaizen,

  • Kanban,

  • Zero Defects,

  • standardized work and

  • Andon are successfully applied.

 


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