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Procedure for Building Plant Layout: 15 Steps

This article throws light upon the fifteen main steps involved in the procedure for building plant layout. Some of the steps are: 1. Accumulate Basic Data 2. Analyse and Coordinate Basic Data 3. Decide Equipment and Machinery Required 3. Decide Equipment and Machinery Required 4. Select the Material Handling System 5. Sketch Plan of the […]

5 Main Types of Plant Layout | Industries

This article throws light upon the five main types of layout. The types are: 1. Plant Layout 2. Process Layout 3. Product Layout 4. Combination Layout 5. Fixed Position Layout. Type # 1. Plant Layout: Plant layout means the disposition of the various facilities (equipments, material, manpower, etc.) and services of the plant within the […]

Design of Work Station and Work Place Layout

After reading this article you will learn about the design of work station and work place layout. Design of Work Station: “Work station” or “Work place” may be defined as the floor space occupied by the worker and machine or group of machines. In the design of work station layouts, generally following space requirements are […]

Plant Layout: Meaning, Factors and Tools

After reading this article you will learn about:- 1. Meaning of Plant Layout 2. Factors Considered for Plant Layout 3. Analytical Tools 4. Advantages 5. Layout of Services 6. Objectives of Plant Layout and Material Handling 7. Types of Plant Layout Problems 8. Characteristics 9. Principles 10. Factors Influencing 11. Types 12. Machine-Requirements 13. Flexibility. […]

Line Balancing: Meaning and Methods

After reading this article you will learn about the meaning of line balancing in plant layout. Meaning of Line Balancing: “Line Balancing” in a layout means arrangement of machine capacity to secure relatively uniform flow at capacity operation. It can also be said as “a layout which has equal operating times at the successive operations […]

Flow Pattern of Materials: Meaning and Types

After reading this article you will learn about:- 1. Meaning of Flow Pattern 2. Factors Governing Flow Pattern 3. Types. Meaning of Flow Pattern: “Flow Pattern” means the system to be adopted, for the movement of raw materials, from the beginning and up to the end of manufacturing. The overall-objective of the ‘Flow Pattern’ is […]