**Problem 1**

(Room A), schedule advising (Room B), grade complaints (Room C), and student counseling (Room D). The office is 80 feet long and 20 feet wide. Each room is 20 feet by 20 feet. The present location of rooms is A, B, C, D; that is, a straight line. The contact summary shows the number of contacts that each advisory in a room has with other advisers in the other rooms. Assume that all advisers are equal in this value.

Contact summary: AB = 10, AC = 20,pD = 30,

BC = 15, BD = 10, CD = 20.

a: Evaluate this layout according to one of the methods presented in this chapter.

b. Improve the layout by exchanging functions within rooms. Show your amount of improvement using the same method as in a.

**'Solution**

a. Evaluate this layout according to one of the methods in the chapter.

Using the material handling cost method shown in the toy company example (pages 327-330). we obtain the following costs, assuming $1 per contact between adjacent rooms and an additional $1 per contact for each room in between

AB = 10 x I = 10

AC = 20 x 2 = 40

AD = 30 x 3 = 90

BC = 15 x I = IS

BD = 10 x 2 = 20

CD = 20 x I = 20

Current cost = 195

b_ Improve the layout by exchanging functions within rooms. Show your amount of improvement using the same method as in a. A better layout would be either BCDA or ADCB.