Plant Layout: Product Oriented Vs. Process Oriented
The argument is never going to end and we don't claim either to solve the issue. The simplest explanation to choice of layout is no particular layout is the best for a given situation. A layout is fundamental to every organisation and enterprise as it establishes a physical relationship between buildings, process and final production. There are numerous factors which input itself into decision making tree to generate the final decision and implementation. The thought that a particular layout is to be followed for a given type of industry is not perfect but it makes sense to majority as the attributes that goes into decision making process have similar values and hence the result but ultimately the decision can vary from person to person and variables involved. Though majorly 5 types of plant layout plans are categorized as Product Layout, Process Layout, Location Layout, Combined Layout, Fixed Layout but the fight is mostly between the first two types. Here we would discuss and compare Pro's and Con's of each such type and any typical attributes of theirs.