Facilities Design & Layout
- Watch the video below and answer the questions that follow
- What layout is McLaren using?
- How does this differ to the production of other more affordable cars such as Ford or Holden?
- Why would they use this particular layout?
- Research your favourite company and identify which layout they use
Test Your Understanding
- Identify the key factors an operations manager needs to consider when deciding what type of layout to use (3 marks)
- Describe and justify a facilities design & layout strategy that could help improve the productivity of an organisation that manufactures washing machines (4 marks)
- How could an organisation evaluate the performance of the layout it is using? (2 marks)