Summit Maritime: Facility Location and Layout Design
In September 2017, the managing director of Summit Maritime Pvt. Limited, a marine consulting firm and luxury boat manufacturer in Kochi, India, faced a dilemma. He needed to relocate a production facility and set up a service factory, where boats would be both manufactured and displayed. The managing director needed to decide on the optimal location for the new facility by considering multiple factors. He also needed to design a preliminary layout for the new facility. How should he decide on the optimal facility location and layout to restructure his growing business operations and ensure the company's future? Joshin John and Neetha J. Eappen are affiliated with Rajagiri Business School. Rajiv Kumar Srivastava is affiliated with Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.