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When President Bob Collins began his career at Wheeled Coach, the world’s largest manufacturer of...

When President Bob Collins began his career at Wheeled Coach, the world’s largest manufacturer of ambulances, there were only a handful of employees. Now the firm’s Florida plant has a workforce of 350. The physical plant has also expanded, with offices, R&D, final assembly, and wiring, cabinetry, and upholstery work cells in one large building. Growth has forced the painting work cell into a separate building, aluminum fabrication and body installation into another, inspection and shipping into a fourth, and warehousing into yet another. Discussion Questions 1. What analytical techniques are available to help a company like Wheeled Coach deal with layout problems? 2. What suggestions would you make to Bob Collins about his layout? 3. How would you measure the “efficiency” of this layout?

 

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