Lecture Notes_Chapter 07 BUS508

Lecture Notes_Chapter 07 BUS508 - BUS 508 Lecture Notes...

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BUS 508 Lecture Notes Chapter 7 Layout and flow Layout involves the relative positioning of transformed resources within operations and the allocation of tasks, which together dictate the flow of transformed resources. Advantages and Disadvantages of Fixed Position Layout o Advantages: --Very high product and mix flexibility; --Product/customer not moved; --High variety of tasks for staff o Disadvantages: --very high unit costs; --scheduling space and activities can be difficult. Advantages and Disadvantages of Functional Layout o Advantages: --High product and mix flexibility; --Relatively robust in the case of disruptions; --Easy to supervise. o Disadvantages: --Low utilization; 1
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--Can have very high WIP; --Complex flow. Advantages and Disadvantages of Cell Layout o Advantages: --Can give good compromise; --Fast throughput; --Group work can result in good motivation. o Disadvantages: --can be costly to rearrange existing layout; --Can need more plant. Advantages and Disadvantages of Product Layout
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course BUS 306 taught by Professor Anhnamsung during the Spring '11 term at Solano Community College.

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Lecture Notes_Chapter 07 BUS508 - BUS 508 Lecture Notes...

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