As part of a programme of investment, continuous improvement and job enrichment, we are looking to make changes within one of our manufacturing divisions by the introduction of cellular working within a 24/5 (3 shift pattern) mass production environment. We also have Union recognition, non-Union Representation and operate a central Kanban system which we are looking to expand to Kanbans within the cells.

I would welcome advice, tips or comments from anyone who has already experienced the introduction of cellular working, the benefits and the pitfalls and what you would do differently with hindsight.

Finally, what worked for you – Shift Supervisors or Cell Leaders?

Please help!

Mrs P Lomas