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.

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: Capacity & Facilities Design
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Role of Capacity in Design: Measurement & Types

1. Role of Capacity in Design: Measurement & Types

In this lesson, we will get a look at what it means when a firm reaches capacity. Specifically, we will gain a better understanding of the different types and measurements affiliated with capacity. The lesson concludes with a summary and quiz.

Capacity & Facilities Planning: Definition & Objectives

2. Capacity & Facilities Planning: Definition & Objectives

In this lesson, we will explore capacity and facilities planning. We will look at definitions of both and the important role they play for companies. The lesson will be concluded with a summary and a quiz.

Capacity Planning Types: Lead, Lag & Average Strategies

3. Capacity Planning Types: Lead, Lag & Average Strategies

A key strategic decision businesses must make concerns capacity. In this lesson, you will about learn capacity planning and three different capacity strategies that can be employed by businesses to accomplish their objectives.

Economies & Diseconomies of Scale

4. Economies & Diseconomies of Scale

In this lesson, we will explore concepts related to quantity and price, focusing on economies of scale and diseconomies of scale. The lesson concludes with a summary of key information and will be followed by a short quiz.

Process, Product & Fixed-Position Layouts

5. Process, Product & Fixed-Position Layouts

How machines and other equipment are arranged in a facility has a direct impact on its efficiency. Different products require different layouts. Each of these layout also has a different operation cost.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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