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Plant Layout & Facility Design Seminar

Plant Layout & Facility Design

Structure & Infrastructure for Competitive Advantage

Plant Layout and facility planning is often the centerpiece of a Lean Manufacturing Strategy. In this seminar, participants learn a rationalized, structured approach that shows what to do, how, and when. By following the steps, you can design a facility to serve your company for many years.

The seminar covers all phases of facility planning and plant layout. Based on Mr. Lee's book, "Facility and Workplace Design",  participants learn about Site Plans, Macro- Layouts and Workcells in a practical, active, team-based environment.

The program includes many charts, forms, spreadsheet templates and a copy Mr. Lee's book. We can often incorporate examples from your own facility.

Program Summary

Format Onsite Workshop Online Who Should Attend?
Time 3-Day 3-9 Wks


Industrial Engr

Manufacturing Engr

Facility Planners

Production Supervisors

Cost $6700 (Includes Travel) $5700
Participants 5-35 5-20
Next Step Call us at 816-931-1414

Participants Will Learn...

Organizing The Plant Layout Project

Macro-Layouts - Strategy In Concrete & Steel

Micro Layouts & Workcell Design

Master Site Planning-

Workstations & Ergonomics

Program Outline

1. The Challenge Facility Planning

  • Complexity, Workflow, Cost

  • Approaches To Facility Planning

  • Levels of Space Planning

  • Elements of A Spaceplan

2. Site Planning

  • Structuring The Planning Project

  • Phasing Site Plans

  • Development Strategies

  • Case Study-- High Plains Implements

  • Data Acquisition

  • Products & Volumes

  • Operations Strategy

  • Dimensioning The Site

3. Macro Layouts

  • Structuring The Project

  • Products & Volumes

  • Space Analysis

  • Processes

  • Scheduling

  • Physical Infrastructure

  • Organization & People

  • Manufacturing Strategy

  • Focused Factories & Lean

  • Define Space Planning Units

  • Material Flow

  • Non-Flow Affinities

  • Configuration Diagrams

  • Future Space

  • The Layout Primitive

  • Constraints

  • The Macro Layout

  • Material Flow

  • Weighted Factor Decisions

  • Layout The Plant

4. Micro Layouts & Workcells

  • Five Steps To Effective Workcells

  • Selecting The Products

  • Engineering The Process

  • Selecting Infrastructure

  • Work Balance

5. The Sub Micro Layout & Workstation Design

Principles of Ergonomics

Principles of Motion Economy

6. Implementing Facility Plans

Levels of Planning

Layout Procedure


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The Strategos Guide To Value Stream and Process Mapping goes  beyond symbols and arrows. In over 163 pages it tells the reader not only how to do it but what to do with it.

Strategos Guide to Value Stream & Process Mapping

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