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Advantages of Work Cells

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1 Advantages of Work Cells 1. Reduced work-in-process inventory 2. Less floor space required 3. Reduced raw material and finished goods inventory 4. Reduced direct labor 5. Heightened sense of employee participation 6. Increased use of equipment and machinery 7. Reduced investment in machinery and equipment
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2 Requirements of Work Cells 1. Identification of families of products 2. A high level of training and flexibility on the part of employees 3. Either staff support or flexible, imaginative employees to establish work cells initially 4. Test (poka-yoke) at each station in the cell
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3 Repetitive and Product-Oriented Layout þ Volume is adequate for high equipment utilization þ Product demand is stable enough to justify high investment in specialized equipment þ Product is standardized or approaching a phase of life cycle that justifies investment þ Supplies of raw materials and components are adequate and of uniform quality Organized around products or families of similar high-volume, low-variety products
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Product-Oriented Layout Station 1 Station 2 Station 3 Station 4
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Product-Oriented Layout Station 1 Station 2 Station 3 Station 4
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