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tutor2u GCSE Business Studies Techniques for lean production Cell Production In traditional production, products were manufactured in separate areas (each with a responsibility for a different part of the manufacturing process) and many workers would work on their own, as on a production line. In cell production , workers are organised into multi-skilled teams. Each team is responsible for a particular part of the production process including quality control and health and safety. Each cell is made up of several teams who deliver finished items on to the next cell in the production process. Cell production can lead to efficiency improvements due to increased motivation (team spirit and added responsibility given to cells) and workers sharing their skills and expertise. Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) Kaizen is a Japanese word for an approach to work where workers are told they have two jobs to do: f Firstly to carry out their existing task; and f Secondly to come up with ways of improving the task
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