1st Edition

The Cell Manufacturing Playbook
A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

ISBN 9781498741705
Published February 1, 2016 by Productivity Press
90 Pages 86 Color Illustrations

USD $42.95

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Book Description

This book describes how to effectively implement cell manufacturing. It covers the eight Wastes of Lean and the six Lean metrics that are recommended in each implementation and a description of what cell manufacturing is and its application to improving operational processes.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Playbook


Data Collection
Time Study Totals
3R Electric Bike Process
Lead Time and Final Numbers
Spaghetti Diagram

Work Cell Line Balancing
Takt Time
Workload Balancing

Work Cell Line Design
Items to Consider

Day 1: Sort
Day 2: Line Setup and Dry Run
Days 3–4: 5S, Tools, Parts, and Material

Work Instructions and Production Control Boards


Definition of Terms


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Chris A. Ortiz is the founder and president of Kaizen Assembly, a Lean manufacturing training and implementation firm in Bellingham, Washington. Chris has been featured on Inside Business (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMm3fVsbPtM) with Fred Thompson on CNN Headline News. He is the author of five books on Lean manufacturing. Chris has been featured in dozens of publications including Assembly Magazine, Industrial Engineer, Industrial Management, Metal Finishes, Plant Engineer, Auto Body News, and Collision Repair Magazine.

Chris Ortiz is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences such as the IIE Annual Conference and the NACE Automotive Exposition. He also has been interviewed on KGMI radio, and has written numerous articles on Lean manufacturing and business improvement for various regional and national publications. Chris also was recently on the national radio show the American Innovator. He is invited to speak at a few international business and manufacturing conference in Europe every year.

Kaizen Assembly's clients include industry leaders in aerospace, composites, processing industries, automotive, rope manufacturing, restoration equipment, food processing, and fish processing.

Mr. Ortiz has been trained by the John Costanza Institute of Technology in "Demand Flow Technology" and by the Georgia Institute of Technology for ISO 9001:2000 Internal Quality Auditing. He is also a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is the creator of the LEAN Marketplace (www.learnmarketplace.com). Chris Ortiz is considered to be an expert in the field in lean manufacturing implementation.