Lesson 2 Facility Management. Operations Management. What you will learn in this unit: Facilities Management Location Decisions Layout Decisions Logistic Decisions Labour Decisions Technology Choice and Selection. Facilities Management.
Facilities management is the process of managing and improving capital investment of the organisation, these involves where to locate the operations, what are the layout to use, what logistic means that best for operations optimisation, who to engage to deliver the goods/services and what technologies to be utilised.
Location is the geographical positioning of an operation relative to the input resources, other operations or customers with which it interacts (Slack, 2001).
Importance of location
Layout – deciding where to put all the facilities, machines, equipment & staff in an operation (Slack, 2001)
The facilities layout decision procedure machines, equipment & staff in an operation (Slack, 2001)
Fixed position layout
Basic layout type
The physical position of all
Flow of transformed resources
Basic layout types machines, equipment & staff in an operation (Slack, 2001)
V machines, equipment & staff in an operation (Slack, 2001)
Logistic decision takes into consideration the flow of goods, information and financial resources therefore firms would have identify the necessary resources to support their operation.
Job machines, equipment & staff in an operation (Slack, 2001)analysis
The process of determining the requirements of the job
A written description of a job, the types of duties performed and the conditions under which these duties are performed
Details the qualifications, experience and personal qualities required of suitable job-holders
Concerns the satisfaction
of the job holder’s
Human engineering machines, equipment & staff in an operation (Slack, 2001)
Job design strategies machines, equipment & staff in an operation (Slack, 2001)