Ensuring an optimal layout, through proper equipment design that ensures easy maintenance and heightened safety, is critical in all processing facilities.
– 3D or 2D Layout
A typical manufacturing plant has a number of diverse activities interacting with each other. Raw materials arrive at a shipping dock, they are unpacked and checked in a quality control area, they may then be processed through several processing areas, and finally the finished product again passes through the shipping dock. In addition to areas specifically related to production, there must be dressing rooms, lunch rooms, and restrooms for employees; offices for supervision, design, and production control; and space for inventory and aisles. In fact, a plant may be viewed as a number of finite geometric areas arranged on the floor space of the building. The problem of arranging these areas in an effective manner is the facility layout problem.