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cellular manufacturing

[¦sel·yə·lər ‚man·ə′fak·chər·iŋ]
(industrial engineering)
A type of manufacturing in which equipment is organized into groups or cells according to function and intermachine relationships.
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As an example, the mean for cellular manufacturing for the top performers on volume flexibility was 3.27; the mean for the low performers was 2.46; the difference between the top and low performers for cellular manufacturing was 0.81.
Inc., replaced its batch manufacturing organization, where similar operations are performed in a single area, to cellular manufacturing. Inventory resides in the cells, instead of in central stores, and is replenished with a "Pull" or Kanban system using cards and containers.
Finally, while not a mathematical programming formulation, the heuristic based approach developed by Askin and Subramanian (1987) is worth noting because it considers many of the cellular manufacturing objectives.
of Kosice, Slovakia) and Pandian (mechanical engineering, Kalasalingam U., India) compile 20 chapters by an international group of engineers and economists on operations management, with a focus on topics related to layout design for manufacturing environments and production planning and scheduling in a cellular manufacturing environment.
Production Planning And Control Systems For Cellular Manufacturing., In: Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing: a state-of-the-art synthesis of research and practice.
Cellular manufacturing is not the solution to all problems, just that of grouping machinery in a Roman Legion format.
By embracing the principles of cellular manufacturing, this permanent mold foundry has increased production and efficiency of its finished cast components.
The two primary types of GT systems are cellular manufacturing and GT coding and classification systems.
Most research on group scheduling in cellular manufacturing has been studied in an environment that permits early shipments.
But the not so visible changes, such as a cellular manufacturing focused factory process, a just-in-time (JIT) philosophy, and training programs, brought in the biggest rewards.

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