Kaizen Tip No. 1: Shop floor layout
How to make layout
Many years ago people built for their king castle, then church and then they
start building houses close to that, roads were built after . Typical town look like you
can see on the drawing bellow (blue squares are buildings). Doors (yellow squares) are not
facing to the road in all cases.
It is not easy to drive through such city. Many crossroads, narrow serpentine streets...
If we build new towns now, first we think of the roads and then we make town plan
and build houses.
Such city could look like drawing bellow. Straight wide streets, roundabouts, enough space
for everyone. We can go through such town quickly. Every building has door facing to the
First make the roads (corridors) in the manufacturing area. After that set up
equipment and working place with easy entrance from the corridor.