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Cellular Manufacturing & Workcell Design

Cellular Manufacturing & Workcell Design

A Step-by-Step Approach

This workshop features a step-by-step approach that that explains what to do and when to do it. The approach applies to virtually any situation and derives from Mr. Lee's book, "Facility Planning And Workplace Design." 

Beneath their deceptive simplicity, workcells are sophisticated Socio/Bio/Technical systems. They require careful, fundamental design not imitation or slogans. 

Your learning team will find this workshop practical, experiential and participative as they work through exercises that culminate in a complete workcell design. We can often adapt it to use your own products and processes. 

Program Summary

Format Onsite Workshop Online Who Should Attend?
Time 2-Day 2-4 Wks Managers   Industrial Engineers   Manufacturing Engineers   Facility Planners   Production Supervisors   Production Schedulers
Cost $5700 (Includes Travel) $4700
Participants 5-25 5-20
Next Step Call us at 816-931-1414

Participants Will Learn...

Organizing The Project
Selecting The Product Families
Engineer The Process
Layout The Workcell
Implement Your Workcell Design

1. What Is Cellular Manufacturing?

Why Cells Are So Effective

Cell Design Procedures

2. Selecting The Products

Finding Part Families

Group Technology

Dedicated Vs. GT Cells

3. Engineering The Process

Process Charting

Estimating Times

Calculating Cell Capacity

How Many People & Machines?

4. Defining Infrastructure


Material Handling & Containers

Balancing The Work


Compensation & Rewards

5. Layout of The Cell

Cell Configurations

Layout Procedures

6. Selecting The Best Option

PNI Analysis

Weighted Factor Evaluation

Calculating Improvements

7. Teams & Workcells

Why Teamwork Is Essential

What Teams Need

8. Implementation

Implement Fast or Slow?

Kaizen Events

Planning The Workcell

Planning The Workcell

Layout the workcell

Arranging the Workcell

cell layout

Typical Assembly Cell

workcell balance

Balancing the Work

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The Strategos Guide To Value Stream and Process Mapping goes  beyond symbols and arrows. In over 163 pages it tells the reader not only how to do it but what to do with it.

Strategos Guide to Value Stream & Process Mapping

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