Home | ARTS | Operations Management | Plant Layout - Introduction to Operations Management

Operations Management - Introduction to Operations Management

Plant Layout - Introduction to Operations Management

   Posted On :  22.06.2018 06:49 am

The efficiency of any production system depends on well-organized factors such as various machines, production facilities and employee’s amenities located in a plant.

Plant Layout
 
 
The efficiency of any production system depends on well-organized factors such as various machines, production facilities and employee’s amenities located in a plant. Properly laid out plant can ensure the smooth and rapid movement of material, from the raw material stage to the end product stage. Plant layout deals with new layout as well as improvement in the existing layout.
 
Plant layout can be defined as the arrangement of physical facilities such as machinery, equipment, furniture etc. within the factory building 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 from the receipt of material to the shipment of the finished product.
 
Overall objective of plant layout is to design a physical arrangement that most economically meets the required output
– quantity and quality. Plant layout ideally involves allocation of space and arrangement of equipment in such a manner that overall operating costs are minimized.
 
The problems related to plant layout are generally observed because of the various developments that occur. These developments generally include adoption of the new standards of safety, changes in the design of the product, decision to set up a new plant, introducing a new product, withdrawing the various obsolete facilities etc. 
Tags : Operations Management - Introduction to Operations Management
Last 30 days 308 views

OTHER SUGEST TOPIC