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Baird Module 6 Discussion Two of the layouts - process-oriented and product-oriented - are used in production facilities. The process-oriented layout usually is used for low-volume, high-variety production whereas the product- oriented layout is generally used for repetitive processes like those found in assembly lines. Research a firm that uses one of these two layouts. Describe your selected firm's layout and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each layout. Recommend changes that would improve your selected firm's layout. Reading through the text, one of the process-oriented layouts that stood out to me for this discussion would be that of a small town mechanic shop. As stated in Operations Management, “process oriented layouts deal with low volume, high variety production” (2017, p. 371). A small garage deals in many different production processes, such as bodywork, engine repair, suspension repair, tires, brakes, et cetera. This layout would work well for this, because of the relatively low volume that a mechanic shop

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