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The problem of this study was to explain the process of cellular manufacturing and identify the key elements to help manufacturers improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations and improve the quality of their products. The study focused on the key issues of cellular manufacturing, and the design, implementation, and control of cellular manufacturing work cells. The study included the potential benefits of cellular manufacturing, as explained by Overbeeke (1988) including reduced lot sizes, reduced throughput time, greater flexibility, reduced inventory, improved quality, improved scheduling, and reduced material handling. Job enrichment, a less quantifiable potential benefit of cellular manufacturing, is also included in the study.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Industrial Technology

First Advisor

John Fecik


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