Linking Manufacturing Cells

  • Bruno G. Rüttimann


In Chap.  5 we have developed the concept of multi-product, also called mixed-product, manufacturing cell, to maximize cell utilization and to increase at the same time the flexibility of a self-controlled manufacturing unit enouncing the following theorems:
  • Theorem of Generalized Throughput

  • Theorem of Lean Batch Sizing

  • Theorem of Cell Product Congruency

  • Theorem of Vulnerability of Mono-product Cell.

References and Selected Readings

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    Acél, P.: Betriebliche Simulation von Produktionsanlagen—Ein ereignisorientierter Simulator: Technomatix, Plant Simulation, ETH lecturing notes, HS2016, D-MAVTGoogle Scholar
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    Hannon, B., Ruth, M.: Modeling Dynamic Systems. Springer, New York (2001)CrossRefMATHGoogle Scholar
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    Smalley, A.: Creating Level Pull. LEI, Cambridge (2009)Google Scholar
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    Rüttimann, B., Stöckli, M.: Lean and industry 4.0 – Twins, partners, or contenders? A due clarification regarding the supposed clash of two production systems. JSSM. 9, 485–500 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Harris, R., Harris, C., Wilson, E.: Making Materials Flow. LEI, Cambridge (2011)Google Scholar
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    Hopp W., Spearman M.: Factory Physics, International Edition. McGraw-Hill (2000)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno G. Rüttimann
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  1. 1.D-MAVT - IWFinspire AG/ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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