Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling (3rd Edition)

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9780131125353: Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling (3rd Edition)

This project-oriented facilities design and material handling reference explores the techniques and procedures for developing an efficient facility layout, and introduces some of the state-of-the-art tools involved, such as computer simulation. A “how-to,” systematic, and methodical approach leads readers through the collection, analysis and development of information to produce a quality functional plant layout. Lean manufacturing; work cells and group technology; time standards; the concepts behind calculating machine and personnel requirements, balancing assembly lines, and leveling workloads in manufacturing cells; automatic identification and data collection; and ergonomics. For facilities planners, plant layout, and industrial engineer professionals who are involved in facilities planning and design.

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Within this project-oriented book the reader will find descriptions of techniques and procedures of plant layout and material handling. This practical "how-to" edition will lead the reader through the collection, analysis and development of information to produce a quality plant layout. The book is written at a high school algebra level and assumes some experience with computer-aided design (CAD) programs.

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This useful guide and reference explores the techniques and procedures for developing an efficient facility layout, and introduces some of the state-of-the-art tools involved, such as computer simulation. A “how-to,” systematic, and methodical approach leads the reader through the collection, analysis and development of information to produce a quality functional plant layout. Chapter topics include time study, process design, flow analysis techniques, activity relationship analysis, area allocation, and selling the layout. For experienced facilities planners, and individuals who possess the required skills to be one, who want to directly correlate the efficiency of a layout and material handling systems with the efficiency, productivity, and profitability of any given enterprise.

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