Session Summary:
Learn proven tools and techniques for laying out effective manufacturing cells.  This webinar will show you what information you need, how to apply it, and how to involve others in developing your layout plans.  Classical types of cell layouts and flow patterns will be presented and their features discussed. The role of physical mock-ups and walk-throughs will be shown.  Detailed checklists will help you avoid oversights and potentially costly adjustments during and after installation.

Prerequisites: Those attending will benefit from first-hand experience with layout planning.  Ideally they should have been responsible for laying out and installing a cell of some kind. Participants should already understand the meaning of Takt time (allowable cycle time) and how to calculate the number of machines or operator stations required for a target production capacity and rate.

While not required, attendees will benefit from first attending the companion Webinar "Six Steps to Cell Plans."  This companion session places cell layout in the larger context of comprehensive cell planning, including operating procedures and personnel management practices.

Learning Objectives
During this session, participants will learn how to:

  • To learn what information is needed for sound cell layout plans.
  • To learn proven tools and techniques for laying out manufacturing cells.
  • To understand the pros and cons of different flow patterns and arrangements.
  • To understand the value of alternative cell layouts and their formal evaluation.
  • To learn how to evaluate a proposed layout for possible oversights.

Each session includes an approximately 70-minute presentation and a brief Q&A session at the end. Unlimited participants are allowed at each login site. All registrants receive 180 days of free access to the recording of the live session.

Who Should Attend:
  • Plant layout planners; facilities planners; plant engineers.
  • Manufacturing supervisors and team leaders.
  • Manufacturing and industrial engineers responsible for cell planning.
  • Six Sigma Black Belts, Brown Belts, Green Belts, Yellow Belts.
  • Lean Facilitators 

Training Session Information
Date Presented:
May 10, 2012 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Cell Planning: Cell Layout Planning
Speaker Information
Lee Hales   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Recertification Credit : 1.00
This session is available as recertification credit for individuals who have earned a SME certification.
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SME Member Price: $89.00
Non-Member Price:$109.00