Track: Facilities Planning and Plant Layout
PCL Company is a Small - Medium Enterprises industry engaged in the printing sector in Indonesia. The problem with the layout on the PCL company's production floor is the crossing of production lines which can hinder workers from doing production, and the long distance between machines that creates alternating current which causes time and energy to be wasted in moving materials, workers are hampered and make longer distances. The purpose of this research is to redesign the production layout in order to improve the production flow to minimize material handling distances in the production process in printing. Data processing is carried out using the (CRAFT). The CRAFT method is done by swapping areas in the initial layout to find a better solution based on the Activity Relationship Chart (ARC). The area exchange on the ARC will lead to a layout that is close to the minimum material handling distance. The result of the calculation of material handling for the prefix layout is 20,432 meters. Alternative Layout 1 has a material transfer distance of 5,849 meters, while alternative 2 has a material transfer distance of 7,095 meters. Alternative layout 1 was chosen as the best proposal because it has the smallest total material transfer distance. After that, the selected alternative proposed layout is used for the initial layout in the craft method processing, after processing the data using the CRAFT method, the optimal proposed layout is obtained.