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  • 1. Facilities design and layoutTuesday, 7 May 13
  • 2. Facilities design and layout involves planning the layout ofworkspace to streamline the production processWhen choosing the best layout, an operations managerneeds to consider whether or not there is:• enoughTuesday, 7 May 13
  • 3. In a fixed-position layout, the workers and equipment come to the product.Afixed-position layout is used when it is not feasible to move the product (forexample, because of its size, shape or dangerous composition). Examples includeaircraft manufacturing and household electrical repairs.Fixed-position layoutTuesday, 7 May 13
  • 4. In a product-oriented layout, the facility is arranged so thatequipment and workstations are in line to provide a sequence ofspecialised tasks. A product layout is best when one standardisedproduct is being produced in large volumes. Examples includemotor vehicle manufacturing and automatic car washes.Product layoutTuesday, 7 May 13
  • 5. In a process-oriented layout, the facility is arranged so thatequipment and workstations are grouped together according totheir function (the task they carry out). A process layout is bestwhen there are a variety of products or variations on a singleproduct. Examples include warehouses and hospitals.Process layoutTuesday, 7 May 13
  • 6. Retail layoutRetailers use approaches such as:Impulse items in prominent locationsHigh Draw items on opposite side of store E.g.BreadTuesday, 7 May 13
  • 7. Office LayoutWhat factors would a business consider when planning the officelayoutTuesday, 7 May 13