Singapore Manufacturing: Is Cell Design for High-Mix Low-Volume Centric Assembly Applicable?
This research paper examines the various models adopted by our small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises and how effective is the design of cells in high-mix low-volume assembly environments. It briefly introduces the process of cell design, the elements of this design process and how essential from a Lean manufacturing standpoint that would surface a list of challenges faced in making those elements work in a high-mix low-volume assembly environment. This paper is based on the assembly of mid to small-sized production units that are moved from one location to another with the assembly work being done standing as opposed to bench assembly of smaller parts.
Would Cell Design for your HMLV production environment be effective?
(2011 / 2012 Survey of 50 SMEs)
View the research paper HMLV-Cell-Design.