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MGT613 - Production / Operations Management - Lecture Handout 19

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FACILITIES LAYOUTS

Facilities layout corresponds to configuration of departments, sections, work centers, equipment with focus being on movement of goods or services or works. A traveler making use of the railway platform, or bus station or airport would be a good example of work being moved through a facility. Often poor design of productive system can result in poor design of the facilities layout. After 9, 11, most of the airports in the western world have shown that they are poorly designed to handle air traffic and passengers end up paying a heavy price in the form of long waiting hours and even people visit airports to see of their family or friend travelers end up reaching the lobby area. The reason being no attention
was paid at the time of design or construction to separate boarding lounge form the ticketing counter or lounge. Such short comings plague organizations and it’s the task of the operations manager to ensure that product as well as service layouts match organizations short as well as long term plans.

Basic Layout Types

The common Basic Layout Types are

  1. Product/Service layout. A layout that uses standardized processing operations to achieve smooth, rapid, high-volume flow
  2. Process layout. A Layout that can handle varied processing requirements
  3. Fixed Position layout. A Layout in which the product or project remains stationary, and workers, materials, and equipment are moved as needed
  4. Hybrid/Combination. A Layout that makes use of the combination of Product, Process or Fixed Position Layout.

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CS605 - Software Engineering II - Lecture Handout 42

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Software Refactoring

Software refactoring is the process of changing a software system such that the external behavior of the system does not change while the internal structure of the system is improved. This is sometimes called “Improving the design after it has been written”.

Fowler defines refactoring as A change made to the internal structure of software to make it easier to understand and cheaper to modify without changing its observable behavior. It is achieved by applying a series of refactorings without changing its observable behavior.

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