With the advancement of drone technology and seeing

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delivering their own goods. With the advancement of drone technology and seeing more and more amazon prime trucks on the road, they have to love not relying on a third party to get their product into their customers hands. This isn't the end for Amazon, they will continue to grow and diversify to meet the needs of the public. Rob Matthew Langella Jul 6, 2020 # Reply " In a frozen food manufacturing company such as Eggo, a product-oriented layout is used. This type of layout refers to a production system where the work stations and equipment are located along the line of production, as with assembly lines (Leonard, 2018). Usually, work units are moved along by a conveyor. Work is done in small amounts at each of the work stations on the line. To use the product-oriented layout, the total work to be performed must be dividable into small tasks that can be assigned to each of the workstations (Leonard, 2018). Because the work stations each do small amounts of work, the stations utilize specific techniques and equipment tailored to the individual job they are assigned. This type of layout is suitable for manufacturing units which carry out continuous production. Raw materials are fed at one end and the finished products arrive at the other end. It requires long production runs of identical products with a high degree of automation (Leonard, 2018). This can lead to a higher rate of production. Advantages Advantages of using this layout results in a smooth flow of production as the entire production process is integrated, lower material handling costs since machines are arranged based on the sequence of operations, optimized space utilization as all machines are arranged sequentially, effective utilization of resources because product-oriented layout ensures effective utilization of resources by ensuring minimum movement of workers, continuous production process and reduced wastage, less working-progress and mechanization of materials handling, effective supervision since production process is integrated and continuous and inspection points are integrated into the production line, control over production as the production process is continuous and production control is facilitated and lastly it provide savings in time because the time spent for transporting materials can be minimized (Money Matter, n.d.). Since machines are arranged based on the sequence of operations, mechanized equipment such as conveyor belts can be used for transporting materials. Disadvantages However, there are a few disadvantages to using this type of layout. Firstly, the rigidity as the layout is not flexible. Since the operations are performed in a sequential manner, adjustments in the course of production cannot be made (Money Matters, n.d.). Secondly, it is difficult to expand production beyond the capacity of each line of production (Money Matters, n.d.).

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