Minicells for mass customization manufacturing

F. Fazleena Badurdeen, Dale T. Masel

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Mass customization (MC) involves the production of individually customized products at near mass production efficiency. The high product variety renders manufacturing to stock uneconomical. Therefore an efficient production system is needed to achieve short delivery times. In this paper, a multi-staged minicell configuration is proposed for MC manufacturing. Here the production operations are divided into multiple stages, with one or more minicells in each stage. Each product will visit one or more minicells, depending on the customization requirements. The multi-staged structure allows for flexible routing of option families necessary for MC manufacturing. The proposed approach is illustrated using an example.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2005
EventIIE Annual Conference and Exposition 2005 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 14 2005May 18 2005


ConferenceIIE Annual Conference and Exposition 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA


  • Manufacturing
  • Mass Customization
  • Minicells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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