Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Springfield, PA
I did a short IT consulting project with my company back in Dec 2016/Jan 2017. I was on a
few webex calls with the IT guys at SIA in Layfayette IN - Subaru of Indiana Automotive.
Really nice people, I was not seriously considering a Subaru at that point, but working with
them made me seriously consider it. My coworker was there and got a full factory tour.
My coworker bought an Outback and me an Impreza out of that.
Interesting project - as the cars come down the assembly line, they put variable sized parts -
called "select parts" into the engines. Value shims, bearings, etc are sized to exact fit in the engines -
to give the tightest tolerances. So there may be 20 versions of a valve shim, microns in size difference
or variable sized main bearings, etc.
We were using advanced math algorithms to predict parts consumption based on a bunch
of different inputs so they could order needed parts without running out.
They produce 1500 cars a day there on 3 production lines. At max capacity as you can well imagine.
They stopped producing the Toyota Camry there to make room for the Impreza. Also Crosstrek
and Outback there I believe.
2017 Impreza Limited Hatch + EyeSight & Nav / Lapis Blue Pearl CVT
Replacement for: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium
- bye bye - open safety recalls and all be gone !
Last edited by smrtech; 05-15-2017 at 10:05 AM.