JPR is a boutique consultancy that applies layout
principles expertly and rapidly, in manufacturing and service industries. JPR's value is to select and utilize the appropriate
productivity principles and tools, tailored to the client's specific objectives, timing, and budget.
In all of these challenges, a good layout is part of the answer.
To improve flow and utilize space, let me suggest two axioms that constantly apply.
1. Layout is equally as useful in the office, the lab, the shop, customer service, distribution and the
warehouse as on a production floor.
2. Layout projects are not all the same, because no two facilities or processes are the same. There will not be a template on the
web, or a standard floor plan, that matches your situation. Since you desire a competitive advantage, you won't want a cookie-cutter solution anyway, you will want a
layout tailored for your particular building, equipment, process.
To create an effective layout for your circumstances, JPR can perform a project, shepherd your staff, or tailor services to supplement
E-mail Jack Greene at
or call 843-422-1298, to ask about layout There is neither charge nor obligation
Plant layouts tend to be infrequent, designed to catch up to changes in equipment, products, volumes, and flow.
Get it right, the next one may not occur for a while.
Your organization's specific goals will be unique, and on a consulting assignment JPR would apply those from the following concepts that will
contribute to your specific objectives, because all layout projects are not the same.
For an effective new layout, first pull out all of the waste movement, all unnecessary material handling.
Create plans that satisfy not only current but also future space demands.
Place work stations and inventory to amplify their interactions
Arrange for simple, short and direct material flow paths.
The keyword is utilization; of space of course but also of equipment where it can serve multiple products.
When you include all the stake holders in the development process, the resulting layout will very likely be more well suited to real conditions, and
you'll put it into effect more smoothly.
Create layouts to accommodate new technology, additional products or volume. Apply productivity principles to create an effective arrangement, to
minimize space constraints.
It is very common to execute a relocation with a "checkers" game, a series of sequential moves.
Office layouts are a special case because they usually are quite visible, and affect both clients and executives.
JPR can help you to use layout principles, within your organization, to achieve your particular goals.
We are experienced, objective, and quick. We have the time and ability that perhaps your team
doesn't have right now. We can guide, train, or perform the time study.
One size does not fit all, when it comes to layout. JPR does not offer the "buzz-word of the month",
but chooses from time-tested techniques to meet client circumstances and objectives.
Take the next step; call JPR to discuss the most appropriate solutions for
your unique circumstances, timetable and budget. There is no cost nor obligation for
preliminary discussions. E-mail Jack Greene at
or call 843-422-1298.
We have authored an on-line Management and Productivity
series, and specialized web pages. Please touch the link for further reading
For Warehouse Layout, web page Touch to read
For Shop Layout, web page Touch to read
For Merger or Consolidation layout, web page Touch to read
Article, Consolidate, or Merge Facilities Touch to read
Article, Layout, Factory Design, Floor Plan Touch to read
Article, Relocate a Facility Touch to read
Free Layout Guide Touch to request
and Industrial Engineering
Touch cover for contents. The Industrial Engineering book includes
the contents of Time and Motion Study,
and Cost Reduction; but not
Construction Piece Rates .
Contact Jack Greene today for a rapid response, at 843-422-1298 or