Lesson 5 facilities design and layout

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Lesson 5 facilities design and layout

  1. 1. Facilities design and layout
  2. 2. Question from last lesson Explain how productivity improvements can increase the business competitiveness of an organisation. Explanation should refer to productivity improvements decreasing the costs of inputs and waste [1 mark], 
 which should lead to an organisation's producing goods and services cheaper, which will increase its competitiveness [1 mark].
  3. 3. Outcomes (What you need to know and be able to do) • Explain in your own words what is meant by the term ‘facilities design and layout’. • Identify the key factors that an operations manager needs to consider when determining optimal layout. • Outline the operations needs that influence: (a) fixed position layout, (b) product layout, (c) process layout, (d) retail layout, (e) office layout. • Explain how the facilities design and layout can influence productivity.
  4. 4. How could the facilities design and layout impact on the efficiency of an LSO
  5. 5. In a fixed-position layout, the workers and equipment come to the product. A fixed-position layout is used when it is not feasible to move the product (for example, because of its size, shape or dangerous composition). Examples include aircraft manufacturing and household electrical repairs. Fixed-position layout
  6. 6. In a product-oriented layout, the facility is arranged so that equipment and workstations are in line to provide a sequence of specialised tasks.A product layout is best when one standardised product is being produced in large volumes. Examples include motor vehicle manufacturing and automatic car washes. Product layout
  7. 7. In a process-oriented layout, the facility is arranged so that equipment and workstations are grouped together according to their function (the task they carry out). A process layout is best when there are a variety of products or variations on a single product. Examples include warehouses and hospitals. Process layout
  8. 8. Exit Question Discuss how a service organisation may use a facilities operations management strategy to produce effective outcomes. Suggested solution ! Discussion of strategy should include explanation of how facility layout and design strategy allows efficient flow of service. ! Award 1 mark for valid description of strategy and 1 mark for linking it to effective outcomes. 

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