Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling

Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling

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Designed for junior- and senior-level courses in Plant and Facilities Planning and Manufacturing Systems and Procedures, this textbook is also suitable for graduate-level and two-year college courses. The book takes a practical, hands-on, project-oriented approach to exploring the techniques and procedures for developing an efficient facility layout. It also introduces state-of-the-art tools including computer simulation. Access to Layout-iQ workspace planning software is included for purchasers of the book. Theoretical concepts are clearly explained and then rapidly applied to a practical setting through a detailed case study at the end of the volume. The book systematically leads students through the collection, analysis, and development of information to produce a quality functional plant layout for a lean manufacturing environment. All aspects of facility design, from receiving to shipping, are covered. In the fifth edition of this successful book, previously published by Prentice Hall, numerous updates and corrections have been made. Also, rather than including brief a€œcase-in-pointa€ examples at the end of each chapter, a single, detailed case study is provided that better exposes students to the multiple considerations that need to be taken into account when improving efficiency in a real manufacturing facility. The textbook has enjoyed substantial international adoptions and has been translated into Spanish and Chinese. This replaces the 4th Edition by Prentice Hall (ISBN# 978-0135001059).Answers. Chapter. 1. 1. Plant layout is the organization of the coma€” panya#39;s physical facilities to promote the efficient utilization of ... It consists of six questions regarding everything that can happen to a part as it moves through the facility.

Title:Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling
Author:Matthew P. Stephens, Fred E. Meyers
Publisher:Purdue University Press - 2013


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