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Facility Layout

Facility Layout

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Operations Management
KRISHNA MURARIKRISHNA MURARI
FACILITY LAYOUT
 
FACILITY LAYOUT 
A layout is the physical configuration of departments, workstations, and equipments inthe conversion process. it is arrangement of physical resources used to create the product.Success of operations depends on the physicallayouts of the facilities. Flow of raw material.Productivity and human relationship are allaffected by the arrangements of the conversionfacilities.Plant layout involves:i) planning and arranging facilities in new plantii) improvements in existing layout to introducenew methods.
 
FACILITY LAYOUT 
Layout decisions have long term consequences oncost and companies ability to serve the customers.Major objectives of layouti) Providing enough production capacityii) Reducing material handling costsiii) Easy supervisionsiv) Improvement in productivityv) Efficient utilisation labour vi) Increase in morale of the employeesvii) Reducing accidents and hazards to personnelviii) Reducing congestionix) utilizing the space efficiently and effectively
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