PRODUCTION FLOW ANALYSIS (PFA)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0612-8_747

Group Technology (GT) principles are used in designing manufacturing cells where a family of similar parts or products are produced. Group technology uses PFA methodology for finding families of parts and groups of machines based on routing information to develop manufacturing cells. Manufacturing cells have revolutionized manufacturing.

See  Group technology;  Linked-cell manufacturing system;  Manufacturing cell design.

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