Resources in a process layout are physically grouped by function in which

Resources in a process layout are physically grouped

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Resources in a process layout are physically grouped by function in which similar activities are performed (Finance, HR, Marketing, etc). Dept. A Dept. B Dept. D Dept. C Dept. F Dept. E Used for Job Shop or Batch
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50 3. Fixed Position Layouts 3. Fixed Position Layouts Layout in which the product or project remains stationary, and workers, materials, and equipment are moved as needed The nature of the product dictates this kind of arrangement: weight, size, bulk; or some other factors that makes it extremely difficult to move the product. Example include: restaurants, shipbuilding, construction projects, building a dam and home building. Operations Management
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51 4. Combination Layouts 4. Combination Layouts Some operational environments use a combination of the three basic layout types: Hospitals Supermarket Operations Management
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52 5. Cellular Layouts 5. Cellular Layouts Reorganizes people and machines into groups to focus on single products or product groups . So, it reduces work-in-process inventory. Group technology identifies products that have similar characteristics for particular cells. So, it increases use of equipment and machinery. Operations Management
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53 5. Cellular (cell) Layouts 5. Cellular (cell) Layouts Operations Management Current layout - straight lines make it hard to balance tasks because work may not be divided evenly Improved layout - in U shape, workers have better access. Four cross-trained workers were reduced. U-shaped line may reduce employee movement and space requirements while enhancing communication, reducing the number of workers, and facilitating inspection
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57 Summary Summary Operations Management Process selection Process Types Facility Layout Basic Layout Types Line Balancing
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