Cellular Manufacturing

 

Cellular Manufacturing

 

For some products or product families, we use cellular manufacturing to provide high levels of efficiency and responsiveness. Essentially, this requires the dedication of specific equipment in a defined area to perform all operations necessary for the production of a finished part or group of parts. Of course this type of manufacturing requires a certain volume of parts to justify the dedication of machine, space, and human resources. Where viable, however, it eliminates queue times resulting from scheduling conflicts with other products and minimizes material movement between processes, allowing for significant benefits in flexibility, lead-time reduction, and cost reduction.