Peterbilt nabs Frost & Sullivan honors

Peterbilt Motors Company has received three prestigious Manufacturing Leadership Awards from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council in in recognition of the company’s plant’s leadership in manufacturing and quality.

Peterbilt received awards for the Dynamic Truck Test (DTT) program, the Power Distribution Vision Inspection System and the Self & Successive Inspection Project.

“Peterbilt is proud to repeatedly be recognized year-over-year for our ongoing initiatives to increase optimize our manufacturing processes while continuing to build the industry’s highest quality trucks,” says Kyle Quinn, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar senior vice president. “Peterbilt continues to set higher standards through advanced technologies and a collaborative manufacturing environment.”

Peterbilt says its DTT program uses Six Sigma tools to identify the root causes of manufacturing non-conformities identified during a 100-mile test drive on randomly-selected production units. The testing is done with a focus on build quality and vehicle performance as they relate to electronic systems.

The Power Distribution Vision Inspection System takes advantage of smart camera technology to ensure accurate and consistent installation of fuses during the dash assembly process. Peterbilt says the camera system senses the hue, saturation and brightness of each fuse and alerts the operator if one of them is missing or has been installed incorrectly. The Self & Successive Inspection Project leveraged internal quality indexes to drive enhanced assembly and inspection processes preventing the creation and passing of defects during truck assembly.

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor a wide range of leading companies throughout many industries. Peterbilt has won 12 of these awards over the past four years, the company says.

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