In today’s fiercely competitive marketplace, firms are looking for ways to improve their profitability. Computer simulation studies comparing group technology/cellular manufacturing (GT/CM) to job-shop layouts addressed this topic. However, each study ignored some of the most basic operating conditions said to give GT/ CM its advantages: this simulation study incorporates some of those operating conditions like human resource issues, such as learning and labour constraints, in a comprehensive setting. The results indicate that GT/CM significantly outperforms the job shop layout in almost every environmental setting.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering