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In pdoduction what is facility layout planning kindky explain in brief

Asked by sadananda satapathy, 01 Mar '09 12:16 pm
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The layout design generally depends on the products variety and the production volumes. Four types of organization are referred to, namely fixed product layout, process layout, product layout and cellular layout
A facility layout is an arrangement of everything needed for production of goods or delivery of services. A facility is an entity that facilitates the performance of any job. It may be a machine tool, a work centre, a manufacturing cell, a machine shop, a department, a warehouse

Plant layout planning includes decisions regarding the physical allocation of the economic activity centers in a facility.
An economic activity center is any entity occupying space.
The objective of plant layout planning is a more effective work flow at the facility, allowing workers and equipment being more productive.
Facility layout techniques apply to the case where several physical means have to be located in a certain area, either industrial processes or services.
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Answered by suvendu dalai, 01 Mar '09 12:29 pm

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Carefully planning the layout of your facility can have significant long term benefits for your company's manufacturing and distribution activities. Creating a sustainable growth plan is key to developing this plan. Many issues must be considered in developing this plan:

* Production process routings and flows
* Material Handling methods and equipment requirements
* Product mix and volumes
* Sales growth plans
* Capacity planning and management
* Traffic, aisles and safety requirements
* Special manufacturing process requirements
* Workforce and supervisory requirements ...more
Answered by Rabindranath Sahu, 01 Mar '09 12:21 pm

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