Incorporating human resources in group technology/cellular manufacturing

A. L H Eckstein, T. R. Rohleder

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1199-1222
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Volume36
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Group technology
Cellular manufacturing
Personnel
Profitability
Computer simulation
Simulation study
Human resources
Layout
Job shop
Labor

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  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Incorporating human resources in group technology/cellular manufacturing. / Eckstein, A. L H; Rohleder, T. R.

In: International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 36, No. 5, 05.1998, p. 1199-1222.

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Eckstein, A. L H ; Rohleder, T. R. / Incorporating human resources in group technology/cellular manufacturing. In: International Journal of Production Research. 1998 ; Vol. 36, No. 5. pp. 1199-1222.
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