Process Design and Facility Layout
June 4, 2010, 4:18 pm
Filed under: Tasks

Gemba – Shop Flow -> Related with lean management

Process Selection and System Design

There is a relation between Capacity Planning and Process selection

Those factors are influenced by:

  • Forecasting
  • Product and Service Design
  • Technological Change
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Layout
  • Work Design

The Layout depends on the size of the Batch.

Categorising the Production Systems by Process Parameters

Process type

  • Transformation
  • Manufacturing
  • Assembly

Flow Structures

  • Project
  • Batch
  • Continuous

Number of Sages:

  • one more

Number of Alternatives

  • One ore More

Relationship with Demand:

  • Make a Stock
  • Assembly to order
  • Make to Order – producing when ordered
  • Engineer to Order – when a kitchen is ordered

Sense of the information Flow: Pull or Push

Lay Out

  • Fixed
  • Process layout
  • Product Layout
  • Cellular Layout

Small Batches: Job Shop

As an Excample going to a hospital -> The patient is moving from one stage to another. -> Process layout in an operation you have fixed layout.


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