How does the layout affect process flows, quality, efficiency, time, and cost?

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  1. Research and write a short paper illustrating how an organization uses one of the following types of facility layouts:
  • Product layout
  • Process layout
  • Cellular layout
  • Fixed position layout   

What are the advantages and disadvantages in this organization? How does the layout affect process flows, quality, efficiency, time, and cost?

 

  1. Describe the layout of a typical fast-food franchise such as McDonald’s. What type of layout is it? How does it support productivity? Do different franchises (e.g., Burger King or Wendy’s) have different types of layouts? Why?

 

  1. An assembly line with 30 activities is to be balanced. The total amount of time to complete all 30 activities is 60 minutes. The longest activity takes 2.4 minutes and the shortest takes .3 minutes. The line will operate for 480 minutes per day.
  2. What are the maximum and minimum cycle times?
  3. How much daily output will be achieved by each of those cycle times?

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