Saturday, June 27, 2015

MEE - Plant Layout Analysis

Operation Analysis - Plant Layout Analysis

Plant Layout - Efficiency

Efficiency Measures of a Layout

Minimum Floor space: Efficient layout engineering can minimize floor space for a specified production output.

Minimum Materials Handling: Efficient layout results in minimum amount and cost of materials handling.

More Efficient Utilization of Machinery and Labor: An efficient layout eliminates general production delays, occasioned by congested aisles, cramped storage areas, crowding of machine layout, and improper materials handling devices, all of which lead to a slowing down of the production process as a whole and in general reduction in the output of goods from a given quantity of production machinery and labor.

Maximum flexibility of production facilities consistent with low cost of production: Production facilities and layout can be designed to attain flexibility and adaptability to meet changing economic and technological conditions.

Reference: John A. Shubin and Huxley Madeheim, Plant Layout: Developing and Improving Manufacturing Plants, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1965.

Case Studies

Increasing Productivity through Facility Layout Improvement using Systematic Layout Planning Pattern Theory
 By Md. Riyad Hossain, Md. Kamruzzaman Rasel & Subrata Talapatra Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh
Global Journal of Researches in Engineering: J
General Engineering
Volume 14 Issue 7 Version 1.0 Year 2014
The authors indicated that 38.5% of the material handling cost was saved,

Analysis of Plant Layout for Reducing Production Cost
Shukla Abhinav*
, Vimal Jyoti , Chaturvedi Vedansh
Deptt. of Mechanical Engg , Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Rajiv Gandhi
Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA
International Journal of Scientific Research and Reviews
 IJSRR 2013, 2(1) Suppl., 141- 147
Improvement of the plant layout of steel flat manufacturing factory

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