John Wiley & Sons, Jan 19, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 864 pages
When it comes to facilities planning, engineers turn to this book to explore the most current practices. The new edition continues to guide them through each step in the planning process. The updated material includes more discussions on economics, the supply chain, and ports of entry. It takes a more global perspective while incorporating new case studies to show how the information is applied in the field. Many of the chapters have been streamlined as well to focus on the most relevant topics. All of this will help engineers approach facilities planning with creativity and precision.
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aisle algorithm AS/RS assembly assigned automated automated guided vehicle block stacking building carousel carrier cartons cell cellular manufacturing CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES considered conveyor cost Courtesy cycle DEFINING REQUIREMENTS departments DESIGN FORVARIOUS FACILITIES determine distance distribution employees Equation EVALUATING example exponentially distributed facilities planner FACILITIES PLANNING MODELS facility layout Four DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVES from-to chart given heuristic horsepower impact inventory investment kanbans LAYOUT PLANNING lean manufacturing lift truck location problem material handling equipment material handling system minimax minimize objective function obtained operation optimum order picking pallet loads pallet rack performed picker QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES QUANTITATIVE FACILITIES PLANNING queue relationship result retrieval roller S/R machine selection shown in Figure simulation SKUs solution SOLVER space requirements station storage rack storage rows stored supply chain Table Three FACILITY DESIGN throughput tion typically unit load unloading utilization vehicle vertical warehouse weight width workstations