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The article "Design of a Flexible and Lean Machining Cell, Part I" appeared in the June/July 2013 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Although a cell is dedicated to produce a single part family, it must have the requisite equipment capabilities, routing flexibility, cross-trained employees and, to the extent possible, minimal external process dependencies. Cells are often implemented in job shops since they provide the operational benefits of flowline production.

Keywords
lean manufacturing, cellular manufacturing, manufacturing cells

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