1 Ch 9 Layout Strategy Lecture Notes 2009

# 1 Ch 9 Layout Strategy Lecture Notes 2009 - 1 Chapter 9...

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Chapter 9 Layout Strategy Supermarket .doc The objective of layout strategy is to develop a layout that will meet a firm’s competitive needs 0. Objectives of facility layout are: Higher utilization of space, equipment, and people Improved flow of information, materials, or people Improved employee morale and safer working conditions Improved customer/client interaction Flexibility B. Fixed-Position Layout Deals with large bulky projects such as 0. Workers and equipment come to site 1. What are the factors that complicate a fixed-position layout? 0. Limited at site 1. At different stages of the construction process, different materials are needed. Therefore, different items become critical as the project develops 2. The volume of materials needed is dynamic 1 1

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C Process-Oriented Layout Deals with , production (“job shop”, intermittent production) Group similar activities together, e.g. department store, machine shop Advantages: Disadvantage: o Process-Oriented Layout o Two approaches for Process layout : Block Diagram and Relationship 2 2 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 A B C Raw materials Assembly
Diagram a. Block diagram approach - minimize - use when quantitative data is available Example 1. A company needs to locate three departments (X, Y, and Z) in the three areas (I, II, and III) of a new facility. They want to minimize interdepartmental transportation costs, which are expected to be \$.50 per load per meter moved. An analyst has prepared the following distances and flow matrices: Distances (meters) Flow’s (loads / week) From /To I II III From /To X Y Z I - 10 20 X - 60 90 II - 10 Y 40 - 160 III - Z 110 140 - a) What is the distance from area III to area I in this new facility? What is the total flow (loads per week) between departments Y and Z? b) If departments X, Y, and Z were to be located in areas I, II, and III, respectively, what would be the total distance (in meters) loads moved each week? c) The optimal solution can be found by a computer program.

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