Cellular manufacturing : one-piece flow for workteams / created by the Productivity Development Team.

Portland, OR : Productivity Press, 1999.
xviii, 69 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.


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Summary note
"Cellular manufacturing involves rearranging traditional operation-based factory layouts into process-based cells that promote a smooth production flow by cutting waste. Cellular Manufacturing: One-Piece Flow for Workteams introduces production teams to basic cellular manufacturing and teamwork concepts and orients them for participating in the design of a new production cell. Use this book to get everyone on board to reduce lead time, work-in-process inventory, and other profit-draining wastes."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 66-68).
  • Publisher's Message
  • Getting Started
  • The Purpose of This Book
  • What This Book Is Based On
  • Two Ways to Use This Book
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Reading
  • Overview of the Contents
  • An Introduction to Cellular Manufacturing
  • What Is Cellular Manufacturing?
  • One-Piece Flow
  • High-Variety Production
  • Understanding Processes and Operations
  • Processes
  • Operations
  • Benefits of Cellular Manufacturing
  • How It Helps Companies
  • How It Helps You
  • In Conclusion
  • Reflections
  • Working in a Manufacturing Cell
  • Operating in a U-Shaped Cell
  • Becoming Multiskilled, Multimachine Operators
  • Cross-Training for Maximum Flexibility
  • Moving with the Work
  • Using Small, Flexible Machines
  • Using Autonomation (Jidoka) to Eliminate Machine Watching
  • Basic Elements of Cell Design
  • Understanding the Current Conditions
  • Collect Product and Production Data
  • Document Current Layout and Flow
  • Time the Process
  • Calculate Process Capacity and Takt Time
  • Create Standard Work Combination Sheets
  • Converting to a Process-Based Layout
  • Evaluate the Options
  • Plan Possible New Layouts
  • Move the Machines
  • Document the New Operating Procedures
  • Test to Confirm Improvement
  • Continuously Improving the Process
  • Shorten Cycle Times
  • Shorten Changeover Times
  • Eliminate Product Defects
  • Reduce Equipment Failures
  • Teamwork Tools for Cellular Manufacturing
  • Working in Teams.
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  • 9781563272134
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