This session will show participants how to develop and evaluate two or more good layouts from a set of material flows and other closeness relationships.  The presenter will explain several ways to size each activity-area in the layout.  Participants will review the pros and cons of classical flow patterns: straight-through, U-shape, L-shape and comb or spine.  Participants will receive a comprehensive list of evaluation factors and learn a simple method for scoring layout performance and reaching consensus on which plan is best.

Note: This session stands alone but also explains the space estimating, layout adjustment and evaluation steps in the full SLP method.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify how to determine the space required for individual areas in a plan.
  • Understand the value of formally evaluating two significantly different alternatives.
  • Identify a simple, proven method for getting consensus on which layout is best.

Ideally, attendees have experience in estimating floor space and agreeing on a layout plan in order to compare the techniques being presented to their own experience and approach.

Who Should Attend:
  • Plant and production managers
  • Manufacturing, Industrial and Plant Engineers
  • Lean and Continuous Improvement Project Leaders
  • Six Sigma Black Belts, Brown Belts, Green Belts

Training Session Information
Date Presented:
December 06, 2012 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Planning Lean Layouts: How to Evaluate and Select the Best Layout Plan
Speaker Information
Lee Hales   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Recertification Credit : 1.00
This session is available for recertification credits for individuals who have earned a certification through SME.
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