Seru production system: Assembly cells implementation in a house appliance factory

Jonathas Beber

Abstract


The assembly cells production systems (seru) has attracted considerable attention due to its potential gains, thus, through a practical application in a house appliance factory, the present work aims to present the change from an assembly line system to assembly cells, applied in the stove production process, discussing aspects of its implementation as well as the results and difficulties encountered. The research was able to show significant gains with the adoption of the assembly cells, measured in the increase of productivity, decrease of occupied area, improvement in the quality and polyvalence of the collaborators. However, as determinants of the success of such an application, we can mention the definition of a well-oriented multifunctional team, detailed planning of implementation, sponsorship and involvement of the leadership, training focused on the needs and development of the people, the development of leaders of work teams, and the construction of an innovative supply system. Finally, the present research contributes to the discussion of issues related to assembly cells (seru), their relationship with lean thinking and a real case of application.

Keywords


Continuous flow; One-piece-flow; Assembly line

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