chapter  9
Assembly station sizing
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For small products, assemblers work only on one side of the station and pick parts across the product from the other side. Part replenishment from the back does not interfere with assembly. The stations do not have to be wider than operators and can be arranged into 'U-shaped cells with the assembler work area inside. The products are often light enough to be passed between assemblers by hand, without conveyors.