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Factory Planning and Process Design

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In this chapter, factory planning and process design principles and models are discussed. It starts with an introductory case-study considering factory planning issues at an e-car manufacturer. At the beginning, the role of factory planning in supply chain and operations management is discussed. Next, factory planning processes are presented. Subsequently, the role and methods of capacity planning are considered. Furthermore, options for process flow design are elaborated. Finally, lean production systems are presented and modern trends, e.g., Industry 4.0, are discussed. The chapter is accompanied by an E-Supplement providing additional case studies, Excel templates, tasks and video streams.

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  • Assembly Line
  • Idle Time
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer
  • Factory Planning
  • Throughput Time

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Notes

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    Andon is Japanese and means “lantern” and thus is a visual, such as a traffic light that highlights in the production process anything going according to plan (green = OK) or if there are problems/disturbances (red = NOK) that would require immediate intervention and mitigation.

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    Heizer J, Render B (2014) Principles of operations management: sustainability and supply chain management, 9th edn. Pearson, Boston

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Ivanov, D., Tsipoulanidis, A., Schönberger, J. (2017). Factory Planning and Process Design. In: Global Supply Chain and Operations Management. Springer Texts in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24217-0_9

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