2010-8-8 1/2 Fed closed & constitutional Treasury online last week. Fiat Banks to close

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2010-8-8 2/2 Fed closed & constitutional Treasury online last week by poofness www.youtube.com thankyouwhiteknights.blogspot.com 8-2 HAGUE – The new foreclosure date – as decreed by the world court – for the US Treasury 9 August 2010 thankyouwhiteknights.blogspot.com 8-4 RAP’s Kelby Smith Treasury change coming very soon & Tim Turner Lien disinfo controversy addressed too on RBN RJ’s Morning Liberty thankyouwhiteknights.blogspot.com 2009-11-13 Chinese Lien on US Treasury? By Steve Quayle www.youtube.com Keep an eye on this for confirmations Failed Bank List www.fdic.gov DISCLAIMER NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED! PLEASE READ: THE USE OF ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL IS USED UNDER THE GUIDELINES OF “FAIR USE” IN TITLE 17 & 107 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE


ItaliaspeedTV – Alfa Romeo Centenary Celebrations, Argentina

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All around the world this year the momentous occasion of Alfa Romeo’s centenary has been celebrated, and that has also been the case in Argentina where the brand has a small but loyal and very passionate following, and they have come together in Buenos Aires to commemorate this important milestone. Founded in 1910 in Milan as ALFA, the Alfa Romeo brand, as it became known, has stretched its reach across the world, on the way making millions of fans, and Argentina is one of the Latin American countries where it has a long and – for the region – a relatively strong presence


Chrysler improves plant efficiency by adopting Fiat system

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Chrysler Group adopted Fiat S.p.A.’s production system just one year ago, but it has already generated a measurable improvement in manufacturing efficiency.

Compared with 2009, productivity in Chrysler’s assembly plants this year is expected to improve 10 percent, operating costs will decline 8 percent and injuries will decrease 30 percent, Scott Garberding, Chrysler’s senior vice president of manufacturing, said Monday at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars here.

With the UAW’s cooperation, all plant workers have participated in the program, he said.

Fiat’s manufacturing system is similar to the Toyota Production System. Workers form teams to analyze the assembly process and identify waste. The teams quantify the waste caused by a particular problem via “cost deployment,” a painstaking process to identify the biggest sources of waste.

This process sometimes leads the teams to put aside easier, quicker “fixes” if they generate smaller savings. The cost data also serves to persuade plant managers that these more difficult problems are worth fixing.

The teams then search for the root cause of the problems so that they can find a permanent solution.

An example: Chrysler’s Belvidere, Ill., plant had an inefficient stage on its assembly line that forced workers standing beside the car to reach blindly just inside the vehicle to above the door opening along the vehicle’s ceiling, to assemble components. So the plant devised a “happy chair” — a seat attached to an overhead rail that allowed the workers to slide in and out of the car, facing the spot their hands had to reach.

The result: fewer assembly errors and fewer lost-time injuries.

Another example: To reduce lost-time injuries, each plant examines less serious safety problems — not just the conditions that cause serious injuries. By studying the “near misses” that could have caused injuries, the employees were able to improve safety and reduce serious injuries as well.

Chrysler reduced its work days lost to injuries 35 percent in 2009 from 2008, following reductions of 7 percent in 2008 from 2007, 15 percent in 2007 from 2006 and 17 percent in 2006 from 2005, Garberding said. He did not give absolute numbers for any year.

About 30 employees in each plant focus on fit-and-fitness issues, and 14 Fiat coaches circulate through Chrysler plants each week. Garberding noted that Fiat’s production system requires “lots of rigor and logic,” adding, “There is no silver bullet.”