Design of Manufacturing Processes


After going through this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are the factors that significantly determine process design in organizations?
  • How are process choices and flow characteristics of jobs linked? Do they have any bearing on the structural aspects of organizations?
  • What are the well-known process design options available?
  • How do volume–variety–flow dimensions influence the layout decision in an organization?
  • What are the different types of layouts available?
  • How can we assess the appropriateness of a layout design?
  • How can one design a product layout, a process layout, and a group technology (GT) layout?
  • What software packages are available ...

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