October Program - "An Introduction to World Class Manufacturing"

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Location: CNH America, 500 Diller Ave, New Holland, PA 17557

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IFMA Central PA Chapter Program – October 2018


Topic:    An Introduction to World Class Manufacturing


Location:  CNH America

500 Diller Ave 

New Holland, PA 17557


Parking:    Parking in lot. Please be GREEN and carpool.


Date / Time:     Wednesday, October 17th 2018

                           11:30am – 1:30pm

11:30am – Arrivals, Networking, Lunch

12:00pm – IFMA Business

12:15pm – 1:30pm     Program


What impact does an Italian sports car manufacturer have in Central PA?  Come to Lancaster and find out about WCM!

World Class Manufacturing is one of the global manufacturing industry's highest standards for the integrated management of manufacturing plants and processes. It is a pillar-structured system based on continuous improvement, with the ultimate goal of achieving IPS – Ideal Production System.  WCM is designed to eliminate waste and loss from the production process by identifying objectives such as zero injuries, zero defects, zero breakdowns and zero waste. To certify improvements, a system of periodic third-party audits evaluates all of the WCM pillars, forming an overall score for each plant that is the basis for three achievement levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

This integrated model for managing all elements of an organization focuses on improving the efficiency of a company's technical and organizational components while maximizing market competitiveness. The widespread use of WCM principles at CNH Industrial plants allows the entire Company to share a common culture based on efficient processes and a language universally recognized across all plants and countries in which CNH Industrial operates.  The North American Region of CNH Industrial, first launched WCM in 2007 and currently has (3) Silver Plants and (5) Bronze Plants.

Our speaker is John Dippery of Case New Holland. John has extensive experience and knowledge in a wide variety of manufacturing plants and processes.  His experiences include roles within Logistics, Quality, Operations; and he currently serves as the World Class Manufacturing Manager for the CNH Industrial, New Holland Plant.  

John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science from Lock Haven University and has worked in manufacturing for over 28 years.


RSVP By October 12, 2018

Please RSVP by October 12, 2018

Any questions or special requests contact:

President, Lauren Leipziger, at 215-801-8472 (Cell), or email lleipzig@paturnpike.com

Secretary, Kristan Trusky, at 484-666-1188 (Cell), or email ktrusky@aafintl.com

Please note that all attendees must RSVP to complete the necessary lunch and room arrangements. Please help us make the presentation materials, seats, and food preparations adequate by giving us advance notice of your intention to attend. Failing to RSVP could restrict our lunch availability to those who did not RSVP in a timely manner.

Thank you! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!


The Central PA Chapter of IFMA's mission is to provide value to its membership. As we seek to provide benefits to our membership, we rely on sponsorship from our members' companies.

Throughout the years many of you have contributed quite generously to support the chapter's efforts. These efforts have been greatly appreciated and allowed the Chapter to grow and strenghten the benefits offered to members.