• Support Elements – rest and lunch rooms, tool rooms,
• People Sharing – supervision, communications
• Equipment Sharing – utilities, other infrastructure,
• Environmental – safety, security, noise, building requirements
To account for these non-flow concerns, use a tool called
the Activity Relationship Chart (see Figure 4).
Similar in form to the cross-sectional mileage table
shown on road maps, the two halves of the diamond-shaped
boxes enable the planner to describe the importance of the
relationship of every pair of Elements and the reason for
the proximity. Figure 5 illustrates how that information is
recorded in the intersecting boxes for every pair of Elements.
The color in the upper half of the square indicates the
importance rating of the relationship ranging from absolutely
necessary to unimportant and not desirable.
The number in the lower half indicates the reason for the
closeness rating. Typical reasons include materials flow, com-
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Figure 4: Activity Relationship Chart
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