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TOC Reference Bank - General Motors
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ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION  < back
Company General Motors Division Vehicle Operations
Location Warren - United States.
Company Contact   Kevin Kohls, Director of Througput Analysis and Simulation in Competitve Operations Engineering for General Motors Vehicle Operations
Source of Reference 

TOC World, St. Paul, Minnesota, July 2000

Sales $177,000,000
IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION
Name GM-Vehicle Operations
Location Warren, Michigan United States
Industry Segment Automotive
Revenue $177,000,000
Number of employees 355,000
Implementation Date From September 1990 to November of 2002
Markets and Company Share Automotive
Products Cars and Trucks
Type of operation Manufacturing
Systems in use ERP
WHAT WAS DONE?  
TOC Applications Bottleneck Identification, TP applications
Software implemented Software tool developed by GM Reseach, called C-More.
Processes Identification and resolution of bottlenecks on a high volume automotive assembly line.
RESULTS OF IMPLEMENTATION
IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS  
Net Profit +$500,000,000
PROJECT PAYBACK  
Months to first visible results
<1 month
TOC project payback period in months <1 month
OTHER BENEFITS  
On-time performance
From 95%
To 98%
Percent improvement 3%
Market share Increased 0.5%
Brief summary Market share increase of 0.5% and a net profit contribution of 500 Million Dollars are the quantitative benefits. Implementation of TOC based on �the Goal� continues to generate additional profits. Constraint plants are identified across the corporation, and teams are sent in to work with the resident throughput engineer to increase the rate of throughput improvement, using basic TOC techniques until the plant is making schedule without overtime.