Production system design for high-mix, low-volume manufacturing

Not all lean tools are suited to work in a make-to-order job shop

By Shahrukh A. Irani

An assembly line, as defined by www.dictionary.com, is “an arrangement of machines, tools and work- ers in which a product is assembled by having each (stage) perform a specific, successive operation on an incomplete unit as it passes by in a series of stages organized in a direct line.”


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