Create a checklist to maintain these goals throughout the
lifecycle of the project.
Keep in mind, a new facility will have soft benefits as well.
While soft benefits don’t contribute to shorten the payback
period, many manufacturers identify them nonetheless. These
metrics can include Visual Factory elements, the
Customer Experience, employee satisfaction, and many more
benefits which are difficult to quantify but can be
important none the less.
At the onset, define what metrics you want to achieve after
reworking your layout or relocating. Examples of these
metrics can include a 50% reduction in material travel, a
shortening of Lead Time from 8 weeks to 3, etc.
A successful facility layout and relocation initiative includes