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Title: STUDY OF SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS IN A MANUFACTURING CELL.
Authors: Lee, L.C. 
Issue Date: Nov-1985
Source: Lee, L.C. (1985-11). STUDY OF SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS IN A MANUFACTURING CELL.. International Journal of Production Research 23 (6) : 1101-1114. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Using a comprehensive simulation model, a number of important parameters relating to manufacturing cells are investigated. These include: (i) the proposal by Burbidge that 'period batch control' is more appropriate for group technology cells, (ii) the effects of different numbers of tool set-up types or part families, (iii) the comparative merits of a larger 18-machine cell and 3 parallel 6-machine cells and (iv) the effects of inter-operation transit time within cells. System performance obtained showed that, with an efficient scheduling rule, the smaller batches produce facility utilization and job throughput. The results also suggest that, except for extremely small, restrictive cells (with one or two tool setup types), the addition of further part families does not cause a serious deterioration in the productivity of the cell. The larger cells were found to be more effective than the small cells placed in parallel in all the system performance characteristics recorded.
Source Title: International Journal of Production Research
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/58743
ISSN: 00207543
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