CORE CONCEPTS OF MANAGEMENT
MARKETING MANAGEMENT
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Plant Location
This study focuses on facility location planning and factory layout planning. The author of this lesson, T Sivanandam, General Manager- BPL Ltd., Bangalore, starts with a discussion on the macro issues and highlights the rule of the nine M’s, that determines the economics of plant location. The world has come a long way from the development theories of Rustow and Hershman. The technological revolution in terms of communication transport and information processing has radically altered perspectives. The micro issues of site selection, the objectives and advantages of a good layout are covered in depth. Caselets and real world examples illustrate the differences between product layouts, process layouts and group technology layouts. Flow process charts and fl ow diagram areas are also studied. (Also see CC/MIS3).
OP/PM03

25 Mins

28 Mins

60 Pages
Equivalent classroom time: 4hrs