T-plantT-plant - A production environment characterized by initial straight line flow followed by divergent final assembly points. The logical network of material flow resembles the letter T in the sense that all materials go through similar processing until the final steps diverge to create a relatively large number of different end products assembled from common components.
Perspective: In a T-plant the main problem is the stealing of common part/subassemblies across
Examples: Car assembly, and faucet manufacturing.
See:VATI analysis, divergent point.