Facility layout

63 %
38 %
Information about Facility layout

Published on March 10, 2014

Author: prashantranka

Source: slideshare.net

Presentation on: FACILITY LAYOUT Presented by : Prashant Ranka B.B.A. 6th sem.

 Facility layout refers to an arrangement of physical facilities in such a manner so as to have quickest flow of material at the lowest cost and with the least amount of handling in processing the product.

A well designed layout is one that can be beneficial in achieving the following objectives:  Proper and efficient utilization of available floor space.  Transportation of work from one point to another point without any delay.  Proper utilization of production capacity.  Reduce material handling costs.  Utilize labour efficiently.  Reduce accidents.


 Process Layout  Product Layout  Fixed Position Layout

 Also known as functional layout.  Similar machines / operations are located at one place as per the functions.  Useful for job production .

      Varied degree of machine utilization. There is greater scope of expansion. High product variety can be easily handled. Breakdown of one machine does not result in total stoppage of production. Easy maintenance. Different departments.

      High degree of material handling. Little costly Skilled workers are required. Total cycle time is high. Inspection is more frequent. Production planning and control is relatively difficult.

 Also known as line layout.  Various facilities are located in sequence.  Used for continuous operations.  There should be no points where one line crosses another line.  All the operations should be included in the line.

      Reduction in material handling. Economy in manufacturing time. Better production control. Require less floor area per unit of production. Work-in-progress is reduced and so on investment. Early detection of mistakes.

    Changes in product design are difficult to accommodate. Product variety is limited. Breakdown of any machine affects the whole production process. Limited flexibility to increase the production capacities .

 Materials remain at a fixed position.  Essential when products are difficult to move.  Need for such type of layout arises in case of extremely large and heavy products.

 Flexible with regard to change in design.  Essential in large capacity jobs.  Very cost effective when similar type products are being processed.  Mostly done on-site

 Capital investment  Long duration to complete a product.  Space requirements for storage is generally large.  Transportation cost be may high

Thank You

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

Facility Layout and Design - Encyclopedia - Business Terms ...

Facility layout and design is an important component of a business's overall operations, both in terms of maximizing the effectiveness of the production ...
Read more

Facility Layout - Objectives, Design and Factors Affecting ...

The article discusses in detail about the Facility Layout Objectives, Design of the Facility Layout, Different Types of Layouts and the Factors affecting ...
Read more

Facilities Layout - Boundless - Cloud Powered Education

Learn more about facilities layout in the Boundless open textbook.
Read more

Facility Layout - Home - Department of Mechanical Engineering

1 Facility Layout M 1 M 2 M 5 M 4 M 3 A typical manufacturing plant has a number of diverse activities interacting with each other. Thus, raw materials ...
Read more

What is facility layout - Answers - The Most Trusted Place ...

A facility is regarded as a building or a precint. A layout of a building is the map that shows the location of the rooms inside and the location of.
Read more

Layout - system, examples, advantages, type, disadvantages ...

In manufacturing, facility layout consists of configuring the plant site with lines, buildings, major facilities, work areas, aisles, and other ...
Read more

Facility Layout - Scribd - Read Unlimited Books

Facility Layout - Free download as Powerpoint Presentation (.ppt), PDF File (.pdf), Text file (.txt) or view presentation slides online.
Read more

facility layout - Deutsch-Übersetzung – Linguee Wörterbuch

Viele übersetzte Beispielsätze mit "facility layout" – Deutsch-Englisch Wörterbuch und Suchmaschine für Millionen von Deutsch-Übersetzungen.
Read more


Facility Layout 103 Cost savings include reduction in travel times between areas, reduced con-struction costs by minimizing the space required, and ...
Read more