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Implementation of Cellular Manufacturing in Process Industry- A Case Study
|Dr.V.Anbumalar 1 , R.Mayandy 2 , K.Arun prasath 1, M.Raja Chandra Sekar 2
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In today’s business world, competitiveness defines as an industry leader to drive towards maximum efficiency and it is constantly at the forefront of the companies objectives. Managers across the country are striving to adopt lean manufacturing practices to improve their bottom line cellular manufacturing and it helps to build a variety of products with as little scrap as possible. Layout a factory involves deciding where to put all the facilities, machines, equipment and staff in the manufacturing operation and layout determines the way in which materials and other inputs flow through the operation. Relatively small changes in the position of a machine in a factory can affect the flow of materials considerably. The facility layout in cellular manufacturing systems involve the arrangement of cells within the floor space, so as to minimize the inter-cell layout movement. The machine layout in cellular manufacturing systems involves the arrangement of machines within the cells so as to minimize the intra-cell movement and three basic types of machine layout is identified by as Single-row layout machines are arranged to the sequence of operations the layout may be assuming several types such as linear, Lshape, Multi-row machines are arranged in more than one row in this type of layout like U-shape, S-shape layouts and Loop layout here the machines are arranged around an oval path. In this paper we proposed to make a deliberate case study to study the existing layout design. We have designed the optimum layout considering different layouts like with an objective of minimize the cost by reducing the total travelling distance of materials processed in the industry through ARENA simulation software to produce better layout design for industry and its ability.