Operations Management: Facilities Planning and Management – 60 min.



Managing facilities plays an important role in integrating employees, work processes, and work locations with an organization’s production system. This integration is essential to productivity and customer-focused production. Decisions about facility location must consider access to customers, resources, and utilities. Layout of facilities is determined by the nature of the organization, its production system, and the processes used for creating its products or services. When choosing the location and layout of a facility, service facility managers must be mindful of how products or services are delivered, so that customers leave with a great experience. ¬†This course introduces the goals, processes, and strategic considerations of facilities management and discusses what to consider when selecting a facility’s location. Examples of different facility layouts are included. Additionally, it examines the specific factors to consider when planning and managing facilities for service organizations.

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