The Iarussi Real Estate Agency has decided to analyze the flow of employees in their office to

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The Iarussi Real Estate Agency has decided to analyze the flow of employees in their office to see if a more effective layout can be designed to reduce total daily walking distance. They have five departments in the office, positioned as shown below. Determine the total distance traveled per day for the given process-focused facility, and then find a better layout. 

Dept. A Dept. C Dept. E 30' Dept. B Dept. D 25'

The vertical distance between departments is 25 feet, while the horizontal distance is 30 feet. To walk from Department A to Department D would then require a vertical move (25 feet) and a horizontal move (30 feet), assuming there are no hallways or diagonal movements. For a typical day, the number of employee movements from one department to the next is shown in the matrix below:

Trips/day Dept. A Dept. B Dept. C Dept. D Dept. E Dept. A 10 22 Dept. B 4 15 8. 18 Dept. C 10 6. Dept. D 15 12 10 Dept.

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