Cellular manufacturing

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Definition: Cellular manufacturing

A lean manufacturing technique/practice reduces the wastage of all kind in during production and in turn improves productivity and quality.

One of the practices of lean manufacturing is Cellular manufacturing. It is based on the principle of group technology where different processes are grouped together according the parts/products they produce. The machines which produce similar items are located in close proximity with each other such that the cycle time is reduced and the material flow is improved to match the market responses.

Cellular manufacturing helps to reduce setup time and enables the workers to operate multiple processes simultaneously and hence the utilization of the machine and labour is increased.

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