The heart of the FAS is the conversion sector, or work center, where the raw materials and purchased components are transformed into value added goods (or scrap). In order that this task is accomplished in an efficient manner, it is necessary for the time span of action within this sector to be as short as possible. The FAS is designed as a unidirectional flow path of activities and consequently the conversion and assembly tasks are achieved at a highly efficient rate. Productivity is also encouraged by the flexibility of the basic element of the work center—the work station. These “assembly modules” can be modified, reconfigured, and rearranged into “active” work areas containing only those work stations that are necessary for the tasks to be performed.
KeywordsWork Station Spot Welding Work Area Line Balance FriCtion Welding
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