Peterbilt Scores Second Hat Trick with Awards
DENTON, TX — Peterbilt Motors Co. received not one, not two, but three awards recently and for the second year in a row.
The commercial truck maker received the Manufacturing Leadership Awards from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council for its employee leadership development, manufacturing innovation and operational efficiency.
The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor a wide range of leading companies throughout many industries.
Peterbilt also received three Manufacturing Leadership Awards in 2014.
The Texas-based company won two Manufacturing Leaderships Awards in the Operational Excellence Leadership category for its Cab Trim Line project and for its North Texas Lean Consortium initiative. In the Next-Generation Leadership category, Peterbilt was awarded for its Emerging Leaders program.
The Cab Trim Line project integrated Peterbilt’s cab interior production into one assembly line.
“We achieved significant efficiency gains through integrating cab trimming for all Peterbilt models on a single production line,” said Leon Handt, Peterbilt’s assistant general manager of operations.
Peterbilt founded the North Texas Lean Consortium with local companies to share and benchmark manufacturing practices and production systems, according to the company. The program is focused on increasing efficiencies through lean manufacturing strategies that reduce cost and waste.
Peterbilt leads the Emerging Leaders program, which develops next-generation leaders through training and experience at its Paccar divisions in the Southwest region.
Paccar is the parent company to Peterbilt, as well as its sister company, Kenworth.
“Peterbilt continues to set new standards of quality, efficiency and productivity. Our commitment to continuous improvement and ongoing investment in our people, processes and technologies allow us to achieve ever increasing levels of innovation,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president.
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