Following are the symptoms of poor plant layout:
i. Long material flow lines and backtracking (re-handling).
ii. Poor utilization of space.
iii. Congestion for movement of materials and men.
iv. Large amount of work-in-progress.
v. Long production cycles.
vi. Excessive handling of materials.
vii. More frequent accidents.
viii. Difficult to supervise and control.
ix. Spoilage of products during handling.
x. Production line bottlenecks.