Essay Developing Layout Strategies

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Production and Operations Management Chapter 9: Developing Layout Strategies

Submitted in partial completion of the requirements For the course Production and Operations Management

Submitted by: Dote, Jane Frances A.

Submitted to: Dr. Pedrito A. Salvador

January 29, 2011 2nd Term, School Year 2010-2011

PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER 9: DEVELOPING LAYOUT STRATEGIES The objective of office layout strategy is to develop a cost-effective layout that meets a firm’s competitive needs. There are seven types of layout: 1. Office layout – positions of workers and their equipments to provide movement of information. 2. Retail layout – allocates shelf space and responds to customer behavior 3. Warehouse layout –
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and Render, B. (2008). Operations Management Ninth Edition. Pearson Education, Inc

Production and Operations Management Case Study: Superior Press and Wire Company

Submitted in partial completion of the requirements For the course Production and Operations Management

Submitted by: Dote, Jane Frances A.

Submitted to: Dr. Pedrito A. Salvador

January 29, 2011 2nd Term, School Year 2010-2011

CASE STUDY:

SUPERIOR PRESS AND WIRE COMPANY

I

POINT OF VIEW

This case study is to be viewed from the standpoint of a 3rd party management consultant. II DEFINITION OF PROBLEM

A layout strategy that would accommodate the company’s expanding business. III STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES   MUST – Present an appropriate layout strategy that would accommodate the company’s expanding business WANTS – To carefully assess the location area of the company; To propose a layout based from the assessment for the company to implement

IV

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION   STRENGTHS: Company’s ten years of existence; Continuous expansion; Had a phenomenal growth WEAKNESSES: Relocated four times; Current location/plant is inadequate in size; Machines are too closed; Storerooms are overloaded; Aisles are crowded with materials; Movement of work-in-process is slow OPPORTUNITIES: Company anticipates a 25% expansion in its volume of business within the next two years THREATS: Inappropriate building size; Hazardous environment;

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