The design and layout of the production line is an important part of the overall business operation, both in terms of maximizing the effectiveness of the production process and meeting the needs of employees. The main purpose of the production line layout is to ensure the correct flow of work, materials and information through a system. The key to setting up a good product line is to integrate the needs of people (personnel and customers), materials (raw, final, and in process) and machinery and equipment to make them an efficient system.
Determinants of design and design
Business owners need to consider several operational factors when building or rebuilding a production line for maximum design efficiency. These criteria are:
1. Ease of expansion or change in the future
Facilities should be designed to be easily expanded or adjusted to change with changing production needs.
2. Motion flow
The design of the production line should reflect the importance of the workflow.
3. Access to materials
Business owners need to make sure that the structure of the production line allows them to process materials (products, equipment, containers, etc.) in a regular, efficient and easy way.
4. Output needs
The production line should be set up to help the business meet its production needs.
Optimal use of space
Shipping and receiving
Ease of communication and support
Impact on employee morale and job satisfaction
5. Promotional value
If visitors usually enter your product line in the form of customers, sellers, investors, etc., you need to make sure that the layout will be attractive enough.
Production line design must be carried out effectively in accordance with occupational safety and health management guidelines and other legal restrictions.
Finally, the layout and design of the production line must be considered very carefully because we do not want to design this facility continuously.