Unit 7 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • describe the determinants of effective capacity;
    • facilities
    • product and service factors
    • process factors
    • human factors
    • policy factors
    • operational factors
    • supply chain factors, and
    • external factors;
  • describe what factors an organization must consider in selecting a facility location;
  • identify the benefits of four basic layout designs in the physical placement of resources:
    • process
    • product
    • cellular, and
    • fixed position; and
  • apply the Line Balancing steps to the design of an appropriate product layout.