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Improving the layout of your operations can boost your efficiency and reduce costs. An efficient facility layout can increase flow of work, information and material around the site. A facility not designed with safety, quality and efficiency in mind, can limit production, slow processes and impact overall profitability. The choice of a facility layout design is a complicated decision involving multiple criteria. The safety, quality and effectiveness of the manufacturing process relies on the layout planning design.
Come be engaged in a lively Breakfast Series discussion of the key components for an efficient facility layout. Topics will include:
- Principles of a good layout
- Layout prework including:
– Calculating the takt rate
– Sizing of materials within a layout
– Amount of equipment needed
– Number of people needed
– Overall space requirement
- Creating the layout
– Examples of both assembly and process-based layouts will be shown
– Applying visuals to the layout
About your presenter:
Roger is a 30-year manufacturing veteran. He has developed a keen skill for helping organizations assess, plan and implement lean management systems. He has extensive experience in rubber, wood, paper/film converting and metal manufacturing with 5 years spent in the design and manufacture of custom machinery that supports lean manufacturing. Roger has also led and participated in over 300 Kaizen events and led numerous 3P and Design for Manufacture events including Green Belt.