Week 3 Discussion: Facility Location and Capacity
Please answer all three (3) discussion questions, Use the concepts and terminology discussed in the book and in the chat session. Answer the discussion questions in at least 400 words with good content that clearly demonstrates your knowledge of the topic.
(1) What is the framework for evaluating alternative site locations? What are the qualitative and quantitative factors involved in site selection?
(2) What are the various facility layouts used today in manufacturing and service operations? What are some of the characteristics of a good layout? What type of layout does your work use? Why does your work use this layout?
(3) Put your term paper paragraph summary in the thread provided. Ensure that you mention the two types of QM tools (charts) you will use in your paper with a title. The instructor will respond to your summary. Make sure that you will have numerical data for performance metrics. The reason for this post is to prepare you for the paper.