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Intuitive Grouping

For Simple Product/Process Mixes 

Intuitive grouping is the simplest and most common method of creating part families. Experienced engineers and shop people examine the product mix and separate products and parts into processing families. These part families become the basis for workcells.

Intuitive grouping is fast and simple. However, when parts and processes are a complex mix, the method does not give good results.

When there are more than about 100 parts and more than a dozen or so processes, Production Flow Analysis (PFA) or Coding & Classification is indicated.

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