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Work Cell Design is a method of organizing physical operations in the most efficient combination to maximize value added steps and to minimize waste. The most classically efficient work space shape is the U-shape which minimizes the waste of motion.

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Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at University of California San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.