Facility Layout and Location

Facility Layout and Location

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Providing a comprehensive inroduction to quantitative methods for facility layout and location, this text is directed at senior and graduate level students in industrial engineering, manufacturing systems, management science, and operations research curricula. Problems of facility layout and location are treated together because of the similarity between arranging the space in a single facility and arranging a systems of facilities. An introduction to the field'sissues and literature is included, along with the basic tools and methodologies. The second edition revises over half of the text to provide material reflecting the most current developments. Chapters contain explanations of what layout and location problems are, how to collect data, and show how to model and solve such problems.Assuming a layout design has been accepted by the appropriate persons within the organization, it must be installed. ... The answers to the first two questions probably provide some measure of your familiarity with the real world of plant layout.

Title:Facility Layout and Location
Author:R. L. Francis, Leon Franklin McGinnis, John A. White
Publisher:Pearson College Division - 1992


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