Motors' Allison Transmission plant, a short ride northeast of Baltimore, is a
state-of-the-art facility producing some of the newest and most advanced GM products
in the world. With over a half million
square feet, the plant produces a range of products, including the popular
Allison A-1000 transmission for the Chevy Silverado and GMC Heavy Duty pickup
truck lines, the new two-mode hybrid transmissions for the Chevy Tahoe, along
with the gearbox for the hybrid Cadillac Escalade.
the facility has been a leader in world class manufacturing. The facility is lean, clean, and visual. On this tour you will see a number of lean
practices, including cellular design, visual management, mistake-proofing, and
pull systems. Participants will also see
the facility’s approach to effective people/machine integration and safety
practices. The campus is powered in part
by a 1.23 megawatt rooftop solar power system, owned and operated by Baltimore’s
Constellation Energy Group and leased to GM under a 20-year service agreement.
Marsh facility has developed some of the best people practices across the GM
organization. Employees are highly
engaged in process improvement, and the plant enjoys leading performance as a
direct result. GM Allison Transmission
has been a local heavy manufacturing lean and green leader for many years. Come see why.
This tour is offered in conjunction with the Maryland World Class Consortia's 2013 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference. A motor coach will depart from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Timonium MD and return to the same location. Registrants are responsible for their own breakfast meal. Box lunch will be provided.