A cellular manufacturing cell in Dawson manufacturing facility

Cellular Manufacturing

With a one-piece manufacturing process, work stations and equipment are arranged in a way that supports a smooth flow of materials and components, controlled quality assurance, and overall reduced process time from start to finish.

Dawson utilizes cellular manufacturing for many of its medium to long-term projects. In a cellular manufacturing environment, workstations and equipment are arranged to support the smooth flow of materials and components throughout the production process.

Since this process is based upon one-piece flow, this manufacturing method reduces the amount of time for a single product to move from start to finish. The cellular manufacturing method also dramatically reduces waste since products move through the cell one piece at a time.

Defects are quickly detected and addressed, resulting in minimal disruption to the production schedule. In a more conventional approach of batch-and-queue, defects may not be as easily detected before an entire batch is produced.

Features

  • Smooth and efficient flow

    With improved processes and properly managed time, workflows are smooth and efficient.

  • Waste reduction

    With pieces moving through one piece at a time, waste is controlled and minimized.

  • Efficient inspection

    Defects are quickly detected and addressed for minimal disruption to the production schedule.

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