Plant layout and material handling
This widely used text provides thorough coverage of modern layout and material handling principles and practices, stressing the important relationships of the management planning, product design, and process design functions with the problems of facilities design. Reflecting the author's wide experience in teaching and in industry, the book continues its highly effective step-by-step approach to developing and improving facility design. The extensively revised Third Edition devotes separate chapters to process design, use of quantitative techniques in analyzing material flow, computerized layout procedures, and facility location. Throughout, discussions are illustrated with forms and charts taken from successful practice, as well as many photographs, tables, and checklists. While the principal focus is the industrial plant, full recognition is given to the applicability of procedures and techniques to non-manufacturing establishments.
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The Facilities Design Function
Overview of Facilities Design Procedure
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