Workcell-based assembly versus assembly lines

Process changes lead to quicker, reliable, flexible product flow

By Richard J. Schonberger

Pondering a half-decade of developments in industrial and systems engineering, what readily comes to mind are procedural methodologies, such as Six Sigma and Lean. Well known, too, but vastly underappreciated, is cellular engineering of production processes, which is not a procedure but rather a direct process change in itself.

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