A manufacturing cell is a key element to delivering and Agile Manufacturing process. It differs from a traditional manufacturing ‘line’ in that it is designed around the manufacturing needs of the product within it. In particular it is optimised to reduce time wasted, facilitate communication between colleagues to help quick identification of problems and speedy implementation of changes. Correctly optimised cells have been proved to reduce the inventory of materials and parts, space and time needed to manufacture products without any resultant loss in quality or cost control. We use them in our own Value Added Manufacturing process.