Title

Implications of Cell Design Implementation: A Case Study and Analysis

Department

Management & Entrepreneurship

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2004

Abstract

Using an implementation experience, Hyer et al. [J. Operat. Manage. 17 (1999) 179] developed a model for implementing cell design consisting of strategic, structural, and operational decisions. While their model was applicable in explaining the implementation experience, it failed to include an analysis of the existing system, operator assignment to cells, and management involvement in the implementation process. In complement, our case study examined the model using an implementation experience in a millwork manufacturing operation. We describe how analysis of the existing system and the assignment of operators to cells were performed. We also find that management played an important role in the implementation process.

Journal

European Journal of Operational Research

Journal ISSN

0377-2217

Volume

152

Issue

3

First Page

602

Last Page

614

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/S0377-2217(03)00060-2