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Developing a GT Layout

Shifting from process layout to a GT cellular layout entails three staps:

1. Grouping parts into families that follow a comrn,?n sequence of operations, which requires developing and maintaining a computerized parts classification and coding system. This is often a major expense with such systems although many companies have developed short-cut procedures for identifying parts-families.

2. Identifying dominant flow patterns of parts-families as a basis for location or relocation of processes?

3. Physically grouping machines and processes into cells? Often some parts cannot be
associated with a family and specialized machinery cannot be placed in anyone cell
because of its general use. These unattached parts and machinery are placed in a
"remainder cell."?