Ch 10: Facility Location Models

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about topics such as product, service and designing process layouts, and the tools that are required. The quizzes that follow each of the lessons can help you gauge your comprehension of the materials.

Facility Location Models - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The Facility Location Models chapter highlights the strategies for evaluating potential facilities as well as the advantages and disadvantages of selecting international facilities locations. Watching the video lessons in this chapter could help you learn more about:

  • The center of gravity method
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Computerized layout solutions
  • Mixed-model assembly

Video Objective
Types of Facilities: Manufacturing, Industry and Service Explore the characteristics of the different kinds of facilities.
Choosing a Location for a Store or Restaurant Identify various aspects to consider when determining where to place a store or restaurant.
Location Factor Rating & Center of Gravity in Site Planning Discover the center of gravity and its implications in site planning.
Using the Load Distance Technique for Site Planning Learn about the importance of load distance techniques.
Choosing an International Facility Location: Pros and Cons Explore the pros and cons of relocating to another country.
Designing Process Layouts: Steps and Tools Explain relationship and block diagramming.
Designing Product Layouts: Steps and Tools Learn about the importance of line balancing.
Designing Service Layouts: Steps and Tools Examine the steps involved in designing service layouts.
Hybrid Layouts: Cellular, Flexible Manufacturing and Mixed-Model Assembly Study the ways in which these hybrid layouts are utilized.

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: Facility Location Models
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Types of Facilities: Manufacturing, Industry & Service

1. Types of Facilities: Manufacturing, Industry & Service

In this video lesson, you will take a tour of a very large business that has all kinds of facilities that allow the business to handle everything it needs to. After finishing the lesson, take a quiz to test your understanding of these facilities.

Choosing Locations for Stores or Restaurants

2. Choosing Locations for Stores or Restaurants

Choosing a potential business location is just as important as knowing how to operate that business in the first place! In this lesson, we look at some strategies to successfully analyze a good location for a new business.

Using the Load Distance Technique for Site Planning

3. Using the Load Distance Technique for Site Planning

When comparing locations for new factories, often it comes down to the cost of getting resources from suppliers. In order to help us calculate that, we use the load-distance technique to find distances weighted for number of loads from a supplier.

Location Factor Rating & Center of Gravity in Site Planning

4. Location Factor Rating & Center of Gravity in Site Planning

Choosing a potential site for a new facility can be difficult. In this lesson, we look at two methods of choosing a site: the location factor rating for comparing multiple sites, and the center of gravity method for finding the best site from a distance.

Choosing an International Facility Location: Pros and Cons

5. Choosing an International Facility Location: Pros and Cons

Making the jump from a one-country business to a multi-national corporation can be an exciting move for a company of any size. In this lesson, we take a look at some of the problems and opportunities faced in doing so.

Designing Process Layouts: Steps & Tools

6. Designing Process Layouts: Steps & Tools

Being efficient is important for production. In this lesson we will learn one way a company can increase its production based solely on how workstations are arranged.

Designing Product Layouts: Steps & Tools

7. Designing Product Layouts: Steps & Tools

Before a company can jump right into production, they need to decide how they will design the production floor. In this lesson, we will learn one of the ways to do this, known as product layout.

Hybrid Layouts: Cellular, Flexible Manufacturing & Mixed-Model Assembly

8. Hybrid Layouts: Cellular, Flexible Manufacturing & Mixed-Model Assembly

In this lesson you'll see how different manufacturing plants can have different layouts depending on their needs. You'll learn that certain layouts are able to make certain products faster than other layouts.

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