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    • A geometrical model for managing surface productivity of U-Shaped assembly lines 

      Gil Vilda, Francisco; Yagüe-Fabra, José Antonio; Sunyer Torrents, Albert; Jauregui-Becker, Juan M.; Wits, Wessel W. (2018-04-22)
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      U-Shaped Assembly Lines (U-SALs) are cellular manufacturing systems that, among other things, provide a remarkable feature for industrial cost efficiency: their effectiveness in space utilization. While the challenge of ...
    • From Lean Production to Lean 4.0: A Systematic Literature Review with a Historical Perspective 

      Gil Vilda, Francisco; Yagüe-Fabra, José Antonio; Sunyer Torrents, Albert (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021-11-03)
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      Over recent decades, the increasing competitiveness of markets has propagated the term “lean” to describe the management concept for improving productivity, quality, and lead time in industrial as well as services operations. ...
    • Integration of a collaborative robot in a U-shaped production line: a real case study 

      Gil Vilda, Francisco; Sunyer Torrents, Albert; Yagüe-Fabra, José Antonio; Crespo, Carlos; Serrano, Herve (2017-10-05)
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      In lean production environments, such as the U-shaped cells, flexibility is a priority. Therefore, any element that introduces process stiffness is negatively valued. Former studies establish that robotization of tasks in ...