Title: Impact of cellular manufacturing on supply chain management: exploration of interrelationships between design issues

Authors: P. Poornachandra Rao, R.P. Mohanty

Addresses: Schneider Logistics Inc., Green Bay, WI 54313, USA. ' The Associated Cement Companies Ltd., Bombay 400 020, India ' '

Abstract: Traditionally, design of cells in the context of cellular manufacturing systems and design of supply chains are analysed separately. This paper proposes an integration of these two distinct but disjoint design approaches. An illustrative example has been provided to describe the interrelationship between design issues in cellular manufacturing and supply chain design.

Keywords: cellular manufacturing; supply chain management; manufacturing system design; manufacturing strategy; cell design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2003.003706

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2003 Vol.5 No.5/6, pp.507 - 520

Available online: 02 Dec 2003 *

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