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Facilities Planning Facility Location/ Architectural Material Handling Systems Facility Layout Detailied Block Sample Essay Questions for Midterm 1 1. The facilities we plan today must help an organization achieve Supply Chain Excellence. Supply Chain Excellence is a process with six steps, Business as Usual, Link Excellence, Visibility, Collaboration, Synthesis, and Velocity. Explain these steps shortly. (in the exam one or two of these steps might be asked) Business as usual – maximize individual functions Link Excellence – blur boundaries, individual functions must see themselves as part of the whole chain Visibility – information flow across boundaries, eliminates surprises Collaboration – optimize the supply chain as a whole Synthesis – continuous improvement, unification of functions, seamless/complete pipeline from customer’s perspective Velocity – “synthesis at the speed of light” 2. We can analyze facilities planning problem in two different scales. State and explain these two subproblems. 3. Why one might need to plan/design facilities? New facility Expansion due to volume or diversity New machines and processes Relocating or consolidation Legal: Occupational Safety & Health Act (1970) 4. How does cost of design changes in various steps of the facilities project?
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5. In the evaluation phase of facilities planning, why “ease of future expansion” is important? 6. In the evaluation phase of facilities planning, why “flexibility of layout” is important? 7. In the evaluation phase of facilities planning, why “material handling effectiveness” is important?
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8. What are the steps of Facilities Planning for Manufacturing and Assembly Facilities? Problem definition: Define objective of the facility Products / services to be delivered and quantities Role in the supply chain Primary (eg. manufacturing)-support activities (eg. maintenance) Identify constraints Requirements to be met in terms of operations, equipment, personnel, material flows.
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