Facilities Planning and Design (IENG441)
The purpose of this course is to make an introduction to planning and design of manufacturing facilities. A balance of traditional and analytical approaches to facilities planning will be presented. Principles of management and facility organization. Capacity and technology selection. Analysis of production plans and processes to compute equipment and manpower requirements. Facility location. Plant layout. Identification of production support activities such as receiving, inventory management, material handling, storage and warehousing, packaging and shipping, maintenance planning.