General Motors has chosen Comprehensive Logistics Inc. (CLI) to manage global inbound logistics and sub-assembly processes for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze at its Lordstown, Ohio plant in the US. Cruze production at the plant began on September 8th and GM expects to produce approximately 296,000 vehicles per year when production is at full capacity.
CLI is receiving parts and components from GM’s global suppliers and building modules at its Logistics Optimization Center in nearby Austinstown for just-in-time delivery to the carmaker’s assembly lines. It is managing inbound logistics, scheduling, storage and retrieval, metering, sequencing, kitting, returnable containers and outbound transportation for the Cruze line.
The process involves GM issuing electronic pull signals containing specifications for front horizontal, vertical and rear suspension systems, as well as headliner modules with visors, dome lamps, OnStar safety devices and overhead consoles.
CLI is a six-time recipient of GM’s prestigious Global Supplier of the Year award and winner of the Chrysler Gold Pentastar and Delphi Platinum awards.
GM held a ceremony at the Lordstown facility last week to mark the start of production attended by Ohio Governor Ted Strictland (right) and GM North America President Mark Reuss.