Quiz 5: Supporting Facility and Process Flows

Business

Follow the steps to calculate better layout design that would minimize the walking distance between different areas in the clinic as shown below: Step 1: Formulate the problem in excel as shown below: img Step 2: Triangularise the given matrix by adding the corresponding diagonal distance as shown below: img Step 3: Formulate the initial layout as shown below: img Step 4: Calculate the non-adjacent pair loads as shown below: img Step 5: As the DC has the maximum load, therefore, move C close to D as shown below: img Again, calculate the non-adjacent pair loads as shown below: img As the CB has the maximum load, therefore, move B close to C as shown below: img Calculate the non-adjacent pair loads as shown below: img As the AB has the maximum load, therefore, move B close to A as shown below: img Calculate the non-adjacent pair loads as shown below: img AC has the maximum load, therefore, move C close to A as shown below: img Calculate the non-adjacent pair loads as shown below: img As the DF has the maximum load, therefore, move F close to D as shown below: img Calculate the non-adjacent pair loads as shown below: img The process will be stopped as all the areas of the clinic are now connected with its adjacent center. The minimum distance that one needs to travel by following this layout will be 26 meters

Activities 1.  Receive prescriptions 2.  Type labels 3.  Fill prescriptions 4.  Check prescriptions 5.  Dispense prescriptions img Flow capacity is 30 patients/hour img Flow capacity is 50 patients/hour Staff:  2 clerks, 2 pharmacists

img Triangularized matrix *Departments B and E cannot be adjacent Flow-Distance Calculation img Final layout