Visteon Moves to Commonize

Visteon Corp. was a disjointed company with almost as many quality manuals as plants before a concerted effort to its manufacturing process, says Thomas A. Burke, the supplier's vice president North American and Asian Mfg. Operations. Before its spin-off from Ford Motor Co. in 2000, there were about 80 different quality manuals. Now the 122 manufacturing facilities will follow one common system that

Visteon Corp. was a disjointed company with almost as many quality manuals as plants before a concerted effort to “commonize” its manufacturing process, says Thomas A. Burke, the supplier's vice president North American and Asian Mfg. Operations.

Before its spin-off from Ford Motor Co. in 2000, there were about 80 different quality manuals. Now the 122 manufacturing facilities will follow one common system that incorporates best practices, Burke says.

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