A properly designed plant is an important aspect of your manufacturing operations.
An effective plant layout is vital to Lean manufacturing. The goal of your layout should be to arrange people and equipment in a sequence that supports a smooth flow of materials through the production process with minimal transport or delay. All plant layouts have a life cycle. Plant layouts can alter with the changing of products, customers, technology, processes, and continuous improvement.
An optimized plant layout can:
- Increase throughput time
- Decrease overhead
- Increase on-time delivery
- Reduce floor space requirements
- Safer work environment