A CELL in logistics is a manufacturing or service unit made up of a number of workstations connected by transportation and storage buffers. The CELL concept is based on the idea of a self-contained, mini-factory, where each workstation is responsible for a specific task in the manufacturing or service process. The advantage of this approach is that it enables production to be tailored to customer demand, while also providing a high degree of flexibility and adaptability. CELLs can be used in a wide range of industries, including automotive manufacturing, aerospace engineering, and pharmaceuticals. They are especially well-suited for small and medium-sized businesses, as they offer the potential to reduce costs and increase efficiency. In addition, CELLs can improve communication and collaboration between workers. By having a dedicated area for each task, workers are able to communicate more easily and avoid any confusion caused by multiple tasks taking place in the same area. This leads to a more streamlined and efficient manufacturing or service process.
A cell may also be the location on board a container vessel where one container is stored.