cellular layout

cellular layout

a defined work space (work centre) where multiple operations may be carried out by one or a group of individual(s). See CELLULAR MANUFACTURING, AUTONOMOUS WORK TEAMS, AUTONOMOUS PRODUCTION.
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"The original use was a care home, as such the existing cellular layout ideally accommodates a conversion into residential apartments."
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The use of cellular layout schemes will allow multiple wideband capable panel antennas to connect and allow military communications to operate over multiple bands seamlessly (see Figure 3).
"Older properties tend to have a very cellular layout with lots of small rooms.
Hence, the aim of this study is to design a cellular layout using discrete event simulation, considering the most adequate distribution for each stochastic data such as client demand, batch size, mean time to repair, mean time between failures, and, finally, generate a scheduling for the first machine to impact its utilization rate.
It is included technological, subject, free, modular and cellular layout. Free machines layout was selected for the shaft production, because it was not possible advance exactly to determine the material flow, organizational and running relations and following individual operations.
There are still six workstations in this phase, but this time they are reorganized into a cellular layout going linearly from workstations one to six in a counterclockwise direction.
At first, it seems that they are forced to adopt a traditional job shop layout, since group technology (GT) seems useless given the rapid ageing of classical cellular layout. But, a particular organization derived from cellular manufacturing does exist, it is the virtual cellular manufacturing system (VCMS).
"We explored how to puncture walls and link rooms in a way that broke away from the cellular layout and created a greater sense of connection.
He said: "An enhanced letting area was achieved by demolishing the awkward cellular layout, creating more floor space and three new self-contained, open plan contemporary suites.
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