WASEDA UNIVERSITY, JAPAN
IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY OF SMALL-TO-MEDIUM ENTERPRISES BY ADOPTING CELLULAR PROCESSING
The job shop system has been widely accepted by small-to-medium enterprises as the common way of doing business. However, cellular processing is likely to bring higher performance than a job shop if an enterprise deals with only a small variety of products. This paper demonstrates why and gives an industrial case as an example. We share the experience to help more enterprises improve productivity and overall performance.