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Set Up and Maintenance Issues Arising from the Implementation of Cellular Manufacture in an Injection Moulding Factory

  • J. S. Morton
  • P. J. Rosair
  • M. J. Holgate
  • P. G. Maropoulos
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Summary

This paper details the design and implementation of Cell Based Manufacturing in an Injection Moulding factory. The cells were initially introduced for an experimental period, during which potential problems were highlighted. When cells became permanent a platform was created on which improvements in the key areas of Set Up Time Reduction and Total Productive Maintenance were carried out. The improvements in Set Up Time are dramatic and immediately apparent while results for TPM will take longer to appear.

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© Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Morton
    • 1
  • P. J. Rosair
    • 1
  • M. J. Holgate
    • 1
  • P. G. Maropoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DurhamUK

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