Manufacturing cell

A manufacturing cell is a grouping of machines on the production floor. This grouping is designed to promote high levels of product quality by having a few people handle several processing steps within a compressed area. This arrangement can save a substantial amount of floor space, and minimizes the transport of goods within a facility. Manufacturing cells are a central component of the lean manufacturing environment, and are especially useful for the processing of small batches and situations in which the process flow needs to be reconfigured on short notice.