Manufacturing plant layout

Manufacturing plant layout

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A step-by-step guide to planning new factories and plant rearrangements, this book describes proven analytical methods for calculating space requirements, activity-pair relationships, materials handling analysis, and generating alternative layout. This proven strategy masterfully weaves together the very best elements of layout methods for manufacturing cells, JIT, demand-flow and constraint-based flow manufacturing philosophies, in addition to traditional job shop and assembly line operations. Author Edward Phillips describes in a reader-friendly manner how to methodically reduce or totally rid a design of profit eroders during the plan/design of a cost efficient manufacturing layout. By focusing on the two critical elements of the direct and indirect factory labor cost equation (the way we handle materials and the way we layout our plants) he details how to pinpoint problem areas and forge a facility design that effectively eliminates them. This book describes the basics and identifies the nuances of streamlining your plant and the operations housed within it.Obviously the answer depends on your own particular situation, but in most cases the answers to these questions would ... Q) combinations can be more efficiently produced with different production methods and different plant layout schemes.

Title:Manufacturing plant layout
Author:Edward John Phillips, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Publisher: - 1997-01-01


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