Manufacturing and Distribution Facility Design

Background: The country’s biggest Multi-branded Fast Casual restaurant group with over 500 outlets.

Work undertaken: This is a continuation of the distribution and manufacturing facilities locational study conducted by A&C Associates. The initial stage was to understand the current manufacturing and distribution infrastructure while taking into account the company’s growth trajectory.

The A&C team of analysts and design engineers worked with the client from the project conceptualisation to project execution.

 Conceptualisation and Design

-  Identification of Products that will be in-house manufactured and toll processed.   

-  Determine the present (baseline) and projected the quantity of all products.  

-  Review current manufacturing processes and recommend improvements

Equipment Selection

  • Equipment Sizing/ Capacity Determination
  • Amount of additional automation/capacity growth
  • Equipment Testing and Evaluation
  • Utility Load Allocation (Electrical, Water, LPG, Steam, Etc.)


  • Area Allocation
  • Determine the pallet spaces required for dry, air-conditioned, chilled and frozen
  • Stock Positioning (Projected Stock Level)


  • Work out the load factors on existing routes and the utilization
  • Determine and optimize the number of routes based on the new locations
  • Define Manufacturing Process Flow considering certification requirements like HACCP, CGMP, ISO, Halal, etc.
  • Waste Management
  • Plant Layout considering process and materials flow 

General coordination and project management to ensure the delivery of requirements as agreed upon and identified in the conceptualisation and design phase:

Lead Project Team consist of:

  • Architect/s
  • General Contractor (Civil, Electrical, Sanitary, Mechanical)
  • Equipment and Facilities Suppliers
  • Coordination with other Trade Consultants/Experts 
  • Monitor to ensure project delivery as per agreed timetable
  • Establish the roadmap
  • Set and monitor milestones with the project team.
  • Identify and clear roadblocks by working with MGI ExCom and project proponents
  • Prepare regular management reports on progress.