Physical Fitness Center: Facility Layout

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technical note 6 facility layout
Review and Discussion Questions
1. What kind of layout is used in a physical fitness center?
Process layout—similar equipment or functions are grouped together, such as rowing machines in one area, and weight machines in another. The exercise enthusiasts move through the fitness center, following an established sequence of operations.
2. What is the key difference between SLP and CRAFT?
SLP is used to evaluate and include qualitative factors and does not require numerical flow of items between departments. CRAFT is a quantitative heuristic program that requires a quantitative measure of interdepartmental work or information flow.
3. What is the objective of assembly-line balancing? How would you
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10. How would a flowchart help in planning the servicescape layout? What sorts of features would act as focal points or otherwise draw customers along certain paths through the service? In a supermarket, what departments should be located first along the customers’ path? Which should be located last?
The flowchart aids in monitoring the flow of customers through the service area. This would provide a means for providing a layout that minimizes the distance required for customers to reach the product. Focal points could include K-mart style blue lights and “end cap” displays. In a supermarket, the first things in the customer’s path should be shopping carts and convenience items such as a delicatessen. It should be remembered that certain popular items such as milk and eggs are kept at the rear of a store to cause the customer to walk through the store and increase impulse purchases.

Problems
Problem

Type of Problem
Difficulty
New Problem
Modified Problem
Check Figure in Appendix A

Office Layout
Mixed-model Sequence
Assembly Line Balancing
SLP
Material Handling Cost Model

1
Yes

Moderate

2

Yes

Moderate

3

Yes

Moderate

Yes
4

Yes

Moderate

5

Yes

Difficult

6

Yes
Moderate

7

Yes

Difficult

8

Yes

Difficult

9

Yes

Difficult

Yes
10

Yes

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