Title

How to Make Lean Cellular Manufacturing Work? Integrating Human Factors in the Design and Improvement Process

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

IEEE Engineering Management Review

Publication Date

3-1-2019

Abstract

There are three components involved in lean implementation at any institute, and only when considered cooperatively, they can guarantee a sustainable deployment: technical components, human factors, and the organizational elements. In this paper, we propose a comprehensive model of these components to assist managers in transitioning from a traditional manufacturing facility to a cellular lean manufacturing unit. This model can also be employed to enhance the performance of a lean cell. We integrate the mechanical factors including the number of processes, types of tasks, and demand levels with the human behavioral factors including learning, forgetting, and motivation levels, to enhance productivity. The role of organizational and cultural change is also discussed within this transformation process.

Volume

47

Issue

1

First Page

99

Last Page

105

DOI

10.1109/EMR.2019.2898952

ISSN

03608581

E-ISSN

19374178

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