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BENEFITS OF GROUP TECHNOLOGY

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 1:37 pm
by subham
When group technology is applied in any production unit/ Manufacturing company , a manufacturing company will typically realize lots of benefit in its various section of production unit.
Those are :

In Product engineering -

Reduce part proliferation
Help design standardization
Provide manufacturing feed back

In Manufacturing engineering -

Process selection
Tool selection
Machine purchases
Material handling

In Production engineering -

Reduce lead time
Reduce delays
Reduce set-up time
Improve product quality

In Production planning and control -

Group scheduling
Stock accountability
Reduce expediting
Improved product design
Reduced materials handling
Better employee satisfaction

Although above mansion benefit it has lots of other benefit .

Those are :

• Increased productivity
• Improved accuracy in estimation of costs
• Greater standardization and variety reduction
• Reduced set up times
• Better product delivery (Helps to implement just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing)
• Reduced cost of purchasing
• Improved plant efficiency