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Implementing Cellular Manufacturing in a Make-to-order Manufacturing System: A South African Case Study

Show simple item record Kruger, David Johannes 2012-08-22T09:31:51Z 2012-08-22T09:31:51Z 2012-07-30
dc.identifier.citation 2012 Proceedings of PICMET '12: Technology Management for Emerging Technologies. July 29 - August 2, 2012 Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel Vancouver, Canada en
dc.description.abstract Make-to-order was formerly the single most utilised approach to produce high variety, low volume products. The result was that only the affluent buyer could afford the products. Mass production played a part in the accessibility to products but contributed to the loss of uniqueness of the products. With the introduction of mass customization uniqueness and accessibility were addressed. South African manufacturers are facing growing international competition from low labour cost countries. Lean manufacturing is seen as an instrument to increase competitiveness through continuous improvement. According to numerous research papers less than 0, 5% of an organisation’s process operations are value adding. The majority of operations could be classified as waste. The paper addresses smaller production lot sizes and pioneering manufacturing approaches to increase competitiveness. The paper studies the design of a lean manufacturing approach in a make-to-order production system subjected to a considerable range of product types and with high-level of demand uncertainty. A production system utilising cellular manufacturing and line balancing were developed. Cellular manufacturing with a supermarket of parts is well suited for application in make to order manufacturing systems. A number of the seven wastes identified will be addressed. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher PICMET en
dc.subject Cellular Manufacturing en
dc.subject Manufacturing System en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject -Make-to-order en
dc.subject lean manufacturing en
dc.title Implementing Cellular Manufacturing in a Make-to-order Manufacturing System: A South African Case Study en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Mechanical and Industrial Engineering en

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