Systematic layout planning

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The systematic layout planning (SLP) is a tool used to arrange a workplace in a plant by locating areas with high frequency and logical relationships close to each other.[1] The process permits the quickest material flow in processing the product at the lowest cost and least amount of handling.

Levels of plant layout design[edit]

There are four levels of detail in plant layout design,

  1. Site layout: shows how the building should be located in a proper way.
  2. Block layout: shows the sizes of departments in the buildings.
  3. Detailed layout: shows the arrangements of equipment and workstations in the departments.
  4. Workstation layout: shows the locations of every part of the workstation.


  1. ^ Muther, R. (1984) Systematic layout planning, Cahners Books