Ch 9: Capacity & Facilities Design

About This Chapter

Review these lessons to learn about various aspects of capacity and facilities design, including strategic planning and process layouts. Each lesson has a quiz to help you determine your comprehension of the materials.

Capacity and Facilities Design - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This Capacity and Facilities Design chapter defines and outlines the main objectives of this process. The chapter's video lessons include material on the different types of capacity and how they are measured. After you have finished the chapter, you could understand more about:

  • Ways that companies measure capacity
  • How to use analytical tools such as decision trees and learning curves
  • Differences between average and lead strategies
  • What the differences are among process, product and fixed-position layouts

Video Objective
Role of Capacity in Design: Measurement & Types Distinguish between rated and theoretical capacity.
Capacity and Facilities Planning: Definition & Objectives Discuss the importance of facilities planning.
Capacity Planning Types: Lead, Lag & Average Strategies Explain these three different strategic processes.
Economies & Diseconomies of Scale Provide examples of each.
Process, Product & Fixed-Position Layouts Learn about variable-cost tradeoffs.
Analytical Tools Used to Make Capacity Decisions Explain break-even analysis and other analytical tools.

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