Layout Planning and Analysis
Designing and installing a layout for the first time and subsequent revision may be looked after by the. Engineering or planning department. Not infrequently the services of outside consultants are engaged for the purpose. Large establishments, with branches subsidiaries and associate companies may have a construction company as one of their subsidiaries, discharges the responsibility if planning and constructing the plants of its concerns apart from accepting orders from outside.
Whoever designs and installs a layout there is no readymade method for preparing it. The process of preparing a layout is an well as a science in spite of the advances made in the use of layouts. Naturally the final layout will be a consummation of many trials errors and compromises. The final layout which emerges out of trials and errors, may not be the best. To make the final layout as perfect as possible. The layout personnel would do well to proceed step by step in the process of layout planning. The layout procedure might start with an analysis of the product to be manufactured and the expected volume of its production.
An analysis of the product includes a study of the parts to be manufactured and/or bought and the stages at which they should be assembled to obtain the end product. The volume of production is estimated in terms of market and management policies.