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Layout is the sizing, spacing, and placement of contents in design.

Contents including Logo, Caption,


Image, text, details etc.. Effective layout is crucial in helping users find what they are looking for quickly,
as well as making the appearance visually appealing. Effective layout can make the difference between
designs that users immediately understand and those that leave users feeling puzzled and overwhelmed.

Layout is just like the setting in your drawing room. When you enter the drawing room, You may have
space to go through, sit on the sofas comfortably. The room should be pleasing to the eyes. But if the
things would be disturbed, you wont enter the drawing room again. Same is the case with your design.
The user enters your design, go through it easily, and understands what it is for..

Effective layout has these attributes:

Focus: The layout indicates where users need to look first.

Flow: The eye flows smoothly and naturally by a clear path through the surface, finding elements in the
appropriate order for their use.

Grouping: Logically related elements have a clear visual relationship. Related items are grouped
together; unrelated items are separate.

Emphasis: Elements are emphasized based on their relative importance.

Alignment: The elements have coordinated placement, so they are easy to appear orderly.

Easy to scan: Users can find the content they are looking for at a glance.

Balance: The content appears evenly distributed across the surface.

Consistency: Similar pages use a similar layout, so users always feel oriented.

A company's mission statement is essentially its statement of purpose. It serves as a guide for all of the
company's decision-making. Shareholders, leaders and employees are generally the target of the
mission. It should help workers within the organization know what decisions and tasks best align with
the mission of the company. A mission statement offers insight into what company leaders view as the
primary purpose for being in business. Some companies have profit-motivated missions, while others
make customers a focal point. Other firms use a mission to point out more altruistic intentions that
ultimately lead to profits

Vision statements are sometimes confused or used synonymously with mission statements. However,
vision statements should offer more of a direction and include a perspective of corporate values. A vision
might provide a direction for the company for the next five to 10 years, while also noting a commitment
to integrity, transparency, openness and other such values. "Mind tools," indicates that a vision
statement takes your mission and adds an element of human values. It should inspire employees and
given them a sense of purpose.

Criticality matrix
Equipment criticality assessment is a key process in the development of any maintenance and reliability
process. It provides the basis for determining the value and impact that specific equipment has on the
manufacturing or production process, as well as the level of attention that equipment requires in terms
of maintenance strategy and tactics.

Understanding the Difference Between Reliability and Availability

People often confuse reliability and availability. Simply put availability is a measure of the % of time the
equipment is in an operable state while reliability is a measure of how long the item performs its
intended function. We can refine these definitions by considering the desired performance standards.

Availability is an Operations parameter as, presumably, if the equipment is available 85% of the time, we
are producing at 85% of the equipment's technical limit. This usually equates to the financial
performance of the asset. Of course quality and machine speed need to be considered in order to have a
proper representation of how close we are to this technical limit. This is called OEE. Availability can be
measured as: Uptime / Total time (Uptime + Downtime).

Reliability is a measure of the probability that an item will perform its intended function for a specified
interval under stated conditions. There are two commonly used measures of reliability:

* Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), which is defined as: total time in service / number of failures

* Failure Rate (), which is defined as: number of failures / total time in service.

A piece of equipment can be available but not reliable. For example the machine is down 6 minutes
every hour. This translates into an availability of 90% but a reliability of less than 1 hour. That may be
okay in some circumstances but what if this is a paper machine? It will take at least 30 minutes of run
time to get to the point that we are producing good paper.

Generally speaking a reliable machine has high availability but an available machine may or may not be
very reliable.