Flashcards in Chapter 9 Deck (28):
An approach that addresses flow, allocates space, and responds to customer behavior.
Fees manufacturers pay to get shelf space for their products.
The physical surroundings in which a service takes place, and how they affect customers and employees.
A design that attempts to minimize total cost by addressing trade-offs between space and material handling.
Avoiding the placement of materials or supplies in storage by processing them as they are received for shipment.
Used in warehouses to locate stock wherever there is an open location.
Using warehouses to add value to a product through component modification, repair, labeling, and packaging.
A system that addresses the layout requirements of stationary projects.
A layout that deals with low-volume, high variety production in which like machines and equipments are grouped together.
The grouping of workers, their equipment, and spaces/offices to provide for comfort, safety, and movement of information.
Groups or batches of parts processed together.
An arrangement of machines and personnel that focuses on making a single product or family of related products.
Pace of production to meet customer demands.
Focused work center:
A permanent or semi-permanent product-oriented arrangement of machines and personnel.
A facility designed to produce similar products or components.
A machine-paced, product-oriented facility for building components.
An approach that puts fabricated parts together at a series of workstations; used in repetitive processes.
Obtaining output at each workstation on a production line so delay is minimized.
The maximum time that a product is allowed at each workstation.
Problem solving using procedures and rules rather than mathematical optimization.
Which of the following statements below best describes office layout?
Groups workers, their equipment, and spaces/offices to provide for movement of information.
Which of the following does NOT support the retail layout objective of maximizing customer exposure to products?
Maximize exposure to expensive items.
The major problem addressed by the warehouse layout strategy is:
addressing trade-offs between space and material handling.
A fixed-position layout:
addresses the layout requirements of large, bulky projects such as ships and buildings.
A process-oriented layout:
deals with low-volume, high-variety production.
For a focused work center or focused factory to be appropriate, the following three factors are required:
1. family of products
2. stable forecast (demand)
Before considering a product-oriented layout, it is important to be certain that:
1. adequate volume
2. stable demand
3. standardized product
4. adequate/quality supplies