Increased global competitiveness in the automotive industry has demanded major improvements in manufacturing performance. One method for improving manufacturing performance is the development of computer-based systems to support the manufacturing process. This paper outlines a number of computer systems developed within Chrysler Motors to improve manufacturing performance. The paper also reviews the training required and the performance benefits gained by each system. At Chrysler Motors we are continually striving to train our employees in the use of effective manufacturing computer systems to support the building of an internationally competitive vehicle.