lean manufacturing cells

lean manufacturing cells

[¦lēn ‚man·ə′fak·chər·iŋ ‚selz]
(industrial engineering)
Typically U-shaped manufacturing cells in which workers, cross-trained on all the related processes, move from machine to machine in counterclockwise loops.
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