PLANT LAYOUT QUIZ

Question 1/10

How much of your factory space is dedicated to storage of raw materials and work in progress?

10% - 20%
30% - 50%
20% - 30%
< 10%
> 50%

Question 2/10

How many times is your product moved by a forklift or an overhead or mobile crane in your process?

> 10 times
8 - 10 times
0 - 1 times
2 - 5 times
5 - 7 times

Question 3/10

How often do forklifts or mobile plant enter a space that is used by operators?

Operators are removed prior to entry
Occasionally
Regularly
Always
Never

Question 4/10

How well defined are the locations of your product, from raw material to finished goods?

Every product has a specific location. From Raw Materials to Finished goods.
Regularly accessed products are controlled but others are not.
Always searching
Regularly accessed products are controlled and others in defined areas.
General area is defined

Question 5/10

How often do you need to move something out of the way to access product?

Weekly
Monthly
Daily
Hourly
Rarely

Question 6/10

On average approximately how many steps does your operator need to take to get the next material for his job?

10-25 steps
3-5 steps
25-50 steps
1-2 steps
> 50 steps

Question 7/10

On average how many steps does an operator have to take to get the instructions and information for the next job?

10-25 steps
25-50 steps
3-5 steps
> 50 steps
1-2 steps

Question 8/10

How many breaks are there to the flow of production in your layout. That is, how many times does the product stop and need a production instruction or produciton plan before it moves to the next step?

More than 5 breaks in the flow
One break
2-3 breaks in the flow
3-5 breaks in the flow
No breaks - one piece flow

Question 9/10

How connected are the people in the factory to the leaders?

Leaders walk along a defined path and engage with 40%
Leaders have a partly defined path that is shared with material handling
Leaders walk along a defined path and engage with 80%
No defined path for leaders to walk around
Leaders walk along a defined path and engage with 60%

Question 10/10

How many stand up meeting / problem solving spaces are available?

1 for every 15 people
1 for every 30+ people
1 for every 10 people
1 for every 20 people
1 for every 5 people

FIND OUT YOUR SCORE!

0/50

Your layout has very poor flow and has significant areas of waste. TXM estimates that a Lean plant layout could deliver space savings of up to 50% and productivity gains of up to 40%

0/50

Your layout has average flow and room for improvement - TXM estimates that a Lean plant layout could deliver space savings of up to 30% and productivity gains of up to 25%.

0/50

Congratulations - your layout is well on the way to being a Lean Plant Layout - call us up - we would like a tour!!

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