I can't really give you much help with the layout. It depends on the shape and size of the space you have to work with. You might try doing a spaghetti diagram to see if material and people are travelling an inordinate amount.
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Also, what is the best way to distinguish these areas and segregation (colored tape on floor, cages, etc.).
I always like cages for stuff that people shouldn't be getting into - i.e. nonconforming or suspect material, or even parts awaiting incoming inspection. It prevents un-inspected or suspect parts from accidentally finding their way into the product. In my experience, without a locked cage, material with unknown status will *always* find its way into production.
Then again, if access is limited enough and your people are conscientious enough to prevent this, I don't see why color coded taped off areas wouldn't suffice. I'm only vaguely familiar with FDA regs, though.
If you are going to use floor tape to mark aisles, different product areas, or whatever in an area with heavy fork truck traffic, I recommend DuraStripe tape over vinyl tape. (No, I don't have any affiliation with them). It's a good bit more expensive than vinyl tape, but lasts so much longer that it ended up being a cost savings. In our shipping and receiving areas, we used to have to pull up and replace all our tape every two weeks. The new DuraStripe stuff has lasted 6 months so far. We've not only saved money on the cost of tape (the sheer volume of the vinyl stuff we went through was incredible) but also the labor to pull up and replace tape. A word of caution with the DuraStripe is that you have to get the floor good and clean before you lay it down.
Hope someone else can better help you with the layout!