Incorporating human resources in group technology/cellular manufacturing

A. L.H. Eckstein, T. R. Rohleder

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In today’s fiercely competitive marketplace, firms are looking for ways to improve their profitability. Computer simulation studies comparing group technology/cellular manufacturing (GT/CM) to job-shop layouts addressed this topic. However, each study ignored some of the most basic operating conditions said to give GT/ CM its advantages: this simulation study incorporates some of those operating conditions like human resource issues, such as learning and labour constraints, in a comprehensive setting. The results indicate that GT/CM significantly outperforms the job shop layout in almost every environmental setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1199-1222
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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