Cellular Manufacturing

When cellular manufacturing is implemented, you make one product at a time immediately. This is the opposite of the mass-batch method where products are processed and set aside for assembly. Often this requires that you set up workstations next to each other in the shape of a "U". This is where the term "cell" originates, as each production line becomes its own cell.

Cellular training will cover the detailed, five-step process for designing and implementing work cells for either assembly or machining applications. You will participate in a live simulation to apply principles learned to gain a solid foundation.

You will learn about:

  • Plant layout implications
  • Takt time
  • Value added versus non-value added
  • Line balancing
  • Variable work cycles
  • Human and machine design
  • Quality at the source
  • Poka yoke (mistake proofing)

Business & Industry Services (BIS)
5 N. Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54914-1655

P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771