LOAD DISTANCE ANALYSIS – Urgent Nursing Help

A warehouse processes six products, A, B, C, D, E and F. Two alternative layouts, L1 and L2for the warehouse are being considered.
L1
1
2
3
Receiving (R)
4
5
6
Shipping(S)
L2
3
1
2
Shipping (S)
6
4
5
Receiving (R)
The products, their monthly production levels, their sequence of processing and distances between processing departments are tabulated below:
PRODUCT
No. OF PRODUCTS PROCESSED/ MONTH
PRODUCT SEQUENCES
SEQUENCE DISTANCE IN METERS FOR L1
SEQUENCE DISTANCE IN METERS FOR L2
A
3000
R-1-S
24
20
B
4500
R-2-S
20
12
C
3000
R-3-S
12
24
D
1500
R-4-S
24
20
E
4500
R-5-S
20
12
F
1500
R-6-S
12
24 Using load- distance analysis, recommend a layout alternative which minimizes the product handling costs.