International Symposium on Lean, Seru/Cellular Manufacturing (ISLS/CM2016)
August 12-15, 2016, Hokkaido Obihiro, Japan
Asian Association of Management Science & Applications (AAMSA)
Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE), China
KAKU, Ikou (Japan), TANG, Jiafu (China)
YIN, Yong (Japan), LIU, Chenguang (China), Yu, Yang (China)
As a core concept and tool of lean production, cellular manufacturing (CM) has been widely researched in the past 50 years. Many organizations have applied CM concepts in manufacturing and service processes. While cells are converted from job shops, Serus are converted from assembly lines. Recently, Asian manufacturing giants like Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and Samsung have dismantled assembly conveyor lines and adopted Seru, to respond their customer requirements in a volatile market efficiently and effectively. The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for exchanging the latest developments in the field of CM/Seru. It is to highlight the similarities and differences between Seru with machining and assembly cell. It will also bring researchers and practitioners together to obtain synergy between scientific developments and empirical experiences and needs.