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Running a Good Business: Book 7: Designing Your Space

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Running a Good Business: Book 7: Designing Your Space

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62 pagine
27 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jul 28, 2011
ISBN:
9781452456423
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Step-by-step guidance for launching your own small, micro or one-person business. For those who want to do what they love and still pay the bills. This volume is all about facility and space layout for retail stores, distribution warehouses (wholesalers) and manufacturing setups.

Resource section contains long list of books about specific business types and books focused on layout and facility design.

Table of Contents

Designing Your Space

Chapter 1: Facility Layout Design - 4 Elements and 7 Factors

Chapter 2. Retail Layout
- Product Merchandising
- Customer Access
- View of the Store
- Information and Customer Service
- In-Store Traffic Patterns
* Rectangular Floor Plan
* Diagonal Floor Plan
* Cluster Floor Plan
* Geometric Floor Plan
* Mixed Floor Plan

Chapter 3: Wholesaler Layout

Chapter 4: Manufacturing Layout
- Process versus Product Layout
* Product Layout
* Process Layout

Resources
- Design
* Retail Design
* Wholesale and Manufacturing Facilities Design
- Books that Might Contain Facility Design Advice
* Retail
* Wholesale
* Manufacturing

About the Author

Pubblicato:
Jul 28, 2011
ISBN:
9781452456423
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Claude Whitmyer is the co-author of Running A One-Person Business, and editor of two anthologies, Mindfulness and Meaningful Work: Explorations in Right Livelihood and In The Company of Others: Making Community in the Modern World. As a business consultant with more than 30 years of experience, he has provided resources, training, and guidance to many hundreds of individuals seeking creative and meaningful work in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. He has also worked with managers in such corporations as the American Hospital Association, Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu America, NASA, Pacific Bell, and Southland Corporation.

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Running a Good Business - Claude Whitmyer

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Running a Good Business

Book 7: Designing Your Space.

By Claude Whitmyer and Gail Terry Grimes

Published by FutureU Press, a division of The University of the Future, LLC

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Table of Contents

Designing Your Space

Chapter 1: Facility Layout Design - 4 Elements and 7 Factors

Chapter 2. Retail Layout

- Product Merchandising

- In Store Traffic Patterns

Chapter 3: Wholesaler Layout

Chapter 4: Manufacturing Layout

Resources

- Design

- Books About Specific Business Types

About the Author

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Designing Your Space

The smarter you are about the layout of your physical premises the more reductions in cost that you can create. Careful and clever design can also increase income. We discuss the details of setting up your small or home office in Book 5: Setting Up Shop and Book 6: Choosing Technology, but we want to point out some of the guiding principles of designing your space for retail, wholesale, and manufacturing enterprises here.

Facility layout and design is an important component of a business's overall operations, both in terms of maximizing merchandising, customer service, or production processes and meeting employee needs and desires. A typical definition of facility layout says something like the physical arrangement of machines, personnel, raw materials, and finished goods needed for storage, production or assembly and shipping and receiving a businesses products or services. Such definitions are heavily weighted toward distribution and manufacturing facilities and retail

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