Systematic layout planning (SLP) is an organized way to conduct layout planning. It consists of a framework of phases, a pattern of procedures and a set of conventions for identifying, rating and visualizing the elements and areas involved in planning a layout.
The systematic layout planning (SLP) is a tool used to arrange a workplace in a plant by locating two areas with high frequency and logical relationships close to each other. The process permits the quickest material flow in processing the product at the lowest cost and least amount of handling. 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 equipments and workstations in the departments.
4. Workstation layout: shows the locations of every part of the workstation.