Factors affecting Facility Layout

Facility layout designing and implementation is influenced by various factors. These factors vary from industry to industry but influence facility layout. These factors are as follows:

  • The design of the facility layout should consider overall objectives set by the organization.
  • Optimum space needs to be allocated for process and technology.
  • A proper safety measure as to avoid mishaps.
  • Overall management policies and future direction of the organization

Types of Facility Layout
There are six types of facility layout, and they are as follows:

  1. Line Layout
  2. Functional Layout
  3. Fixed Position Layout
  4. Cellular Technology Layout
  5. Combined Layout, and
  6. Computerized Relative Allocation of Facility Technique
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