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The article "Design of a Flexible and Lean Machining Cell, Part II" appeared in the August 2013 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Job shops may be ill-advised to undertake a complete reorganization into FLEAN (Flexible and Lean) cells. A FLEAN cell would (i) be flex-ible enough to produce any and all orders for parts that belong in a specific part family and (ii) utilize lean to the maximum extent possible to eliminate waste.

Keywords
lean manufacturing, cellular manufacturing, manufacturing cells, lean

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