Layout Models for the Food Processing Industry

Read this article. The topic focuses on the most efficient and effective layout model for food production. Can you identify one advantage of modifying an existing layout to increase efficiency?

5. Evaluation of the Framework and Model: Case Study

The proposed framework for layout design and the proposed diamond model were used to rearrange a facility for food processing. The factory packs bulk malted milk powder into three stock keeping units (SKUs): Sachets, jars, and bag in box (BIB).

Usability of the above framework and the model was tested and validated during this layout renovation project. The framework was used to obtain the layout design requirements and consider other necessary parameters for the layout design. The diamond model was then used as the guideline in designing the layout. Stages of the manufacturing process were identified as primary, secondary, warehouse, utility, and administrative. Machinery and furniture were identified for these specific areas.