Facility layout plays an important role in the performance of manufacturing systems. Firstly, this paper describes the derivations and classification of facility layout problem (FLP). The concepts of static facility layout problem (SFLP), dynamic facility layout problem (DFLP) and robust layout problem are introduced, and their main performance characteristics are compared with each other. Then, the procedure of rearrangement costs in DFLP is proposed. Some main characteristics of SFLP and DFLP, DFLP and robust layout are compared respectively. Lastly, the difference and connection among SFLP, DFLP and robust layout are analyzed. The research results indicate that the dynamic facility layout and robust layout are suitable for the dynamic and changeable manufacturing systems. The method for development of DFLP and its implementation are presented based on SFLP and robust layout.