Cellular manufacturing, an application of group technology, is a stepping stone to achieve world class manufacturing status. It has emerged as an important technique to cope up with fast changing industrial demands for the application of newer manufacturing systems.
This comprehensive and well written text deals with all facets of cellular manufacturing right from introduction to application in a chronological order. The book first introduces cell formation techniques, followed by elimination of exceptional components, evaluation of solutions, cell characteristics, and production control issues like scheduling; line balancing and inventory control. Finally it discusses about the application of cellular manufacturing in a large public sector.The text is supported by numerous figures, tables and examples, and also furnishes simple algorithms for complex methods.
Primarily intended for the postgraduate students of mechanical engineering and production engineering with specialization in manufacturing systems/group technology, it will also be useful for the researchers, scientists and professionals as a reference book.