1. Facilities Planning
|1."Facilities Planning" by Tompkins J A and White J A|
Book Review: This comprehensive book encompasses a broad range of current planning practices. It provides a detailed illustration of each step involved in the planning process, along with in-depth discussions on key topics such as economics, supply chain, and entry ports. With a global perspective and numerous case studies, the book effectively showcases the practical application of information in facilities planning. Each chapter is dedicated to essential topics, enabling engineers to approach facilities planning with creativity and precision.
|2."Plant Layout and Materials handling" by Apple J M|
Book Review: This book covers the interdependence of management planning, product design, process design functions, and facility design issues, by covering modern layout and material handling principles and practices. It offers a comprehensive guide to developing and enhancing facility design, providing a step-by-step demonstration. The book includes individual chapters on process design, utilizing quantitative techniques, computerized layout procedures, and facility location. Various concepts are illustrated using forms and charts to aid in comprehension.
|3."Facilities Layout and Location" by Francis R L and White J A|
“Facilities Layout and Location” Book Review: This book is a valuable resource for senior and graduate-level students studying industrial engineering, manufacturing systems, and management science. It provides an introduction to quantitative methods, facility location, and layout problems. The book presents a clear overview of the field’s issues and literature, basic tools and methodologies, and covers topics such as plant layout problem, computerized layout planning, single-facility location problems, storage systems layout, planar multifacility location problems, network location problems, cyclic network location problems, and advanced discrete location models.
|4."Manufacturing Facilities: Location, Planning and Design" by Sule D R|
Book Review: This book highlights the importance of facility planning within the realm of industrial engineering and technology. It delves into a diverse range of topics, spanning from plant layout and material handling to quality function deployment and design considerations. The book provides insights into critical tools that facilitate the transition from product design to production plans and outlines techniques that are essential for constructing a manufacturing facility. It is structured into two parts: the first part outlines the factors involved in establishing a manufacturing plant, while the second part explores subjective aspects such as location and customer assignment.
|5."Hospitals : Facilities Planning and Management" by G D Kunders|
“Hospitals: Facilities Planning and Management” Book Review: The book offers a wealth of insights and concepts pertaining to architecture that will provide valuable guidance for architects, consultants, planners, administrators, and those involved in the future planning and operation of hospitals. Its comprehensive contents encompass chapters on hospital planning and design, medical and ancillary service planning and design, nursing service planning and design, supportive services, and facilities planning specifically for managing SARS. In addition, readers will gain knowledge about the CATH lab, hospital information system, and telemedicine. Whether students or professionals, those who are eager to grasp the fundamentals and intricacies of hospital management will find this book immensely beneficial.
|6."Facilities Planning" by Tanchoco and Tompkins|
“Facilities Planning” Book Review: The book on facilities planning focuses on the most up-to-date practices in the field, presenting a well-structured description of the planning process. It covers important topics such as economics, supply chain, and ports of entry, providing practical knowledge to readers through numerous case studies. Each chapter is concise and easy to understand, making the content of this book applicable to various fields. It is particularly valuable for engineers involved in facilities planning.
|7."Facilities Planning and Simulation, the Passionate Attachment" by Esra Aleisa|
“Facilities Planning and Simulation, the Passionate Attachment” Book Review: The basis of this book lies in manufacturing processes and facilities, focusing on the issues prevalent in this field. It presents a multilevel approach to address the challenges faced by large-scale and complex systems. The book outlines various methodologies that effectively manage the Facility Layout Problem (FLP) at a large scale and complexity. The FLP is treated as a compilation of subsystems, which are sequentially developed and enhanced throughout the book.
|8."Manufacturing Facilities" by Dileep R Sule|
“Manufacturing Facilities” Book Review: The book has been thoroughly updated and revised, encompassing a wide range of topics related to manufacturing. The initial chapters cover crucial factors involved in establishing a manufacturing plant, such as product design, choice of manufacturing processes, plant layout, production, material-handling, and storage systems. The book then delves into subjective aspects like efficiency, resource management, determining optimal building layouts, and minimizing operational costs using various techniques. With its comprehensive coverage of all the critical aspects of a well-planned manufacturing facility, the book serves as a valuable reference for students, engineers, facility planners, and professionals in the field of industrial engineering and manufacturing.
|9."Strategic Facilities Planning" by Seeligmann Steiss|
“Strategic Facilities Planning” Book Review: This book provides an overview of the different phases involved in capital facilities planning, including budgeting, funding, debt administration, and project scheduling. It explores various techniques, such as enhanced planning, maintenance, and financing of long-term strategic facilities, to overcome planning challenges. Additionally, it emphasizes the significance of physical infrastructure development. The book covers all the developmental processes, including planning, forecasting, costing, borrowing, and debt administration, and is a valuable resource for students and professionals involved in public infrastructure.
|10."Design and Planning of Research and Clinical Laboratory Facilities" by Leonard Mayer|
“Design and Planning of Research and Clinical Laboratory Facilities” Book Review: The book provides an introduction to lab design for students and professionals, but it can also be a useful reference for experienced professionals, investigators, facility planners, managers, and plant engineers who are involved in designing, constructing, maintaining, and administering laboratory facilities. It covers all the essential features and fundamentals of design and planning, and it offers a comprehensive description of the intricate network of codes, specifications, standards, and official guidelines that are relevant to the planning, design, and construction processes. The book is updated to include the latest laws and regulations on master plans, facility programs, functional programs, and requirements programs for a diverse range of scientific and medical disciplines and support facilities. With a well-structured approach, the book expertly guides readers through the complexities of design, specifications, and codes.
2. Facility Planning and Design
|1."Facilities Planning" by Tompkins J A and White J A|
“Facilities Planning” Book Review: This book offers a comprehensive discussion of facilities planning, presenting the latest advancements in the field across three main sections. The first section, titled “What’s New,” covers topics such as Getting Comfortable with Xcode 4 and the LLVM Compiler. The second section, “Getting the Most Out of Everyday Tools,” focuses on Everyday Objective-C, Getting Table Views Right, and Memory Management with Objective-C ARC. Finally, the third section, “The Right Tool for the Job,” includes discussions on Layers Like an Onion: Core Animation, Common UI Paradigms Using Table Views, Selling Past the Sale with In App Purchases, and more. By reading this interactive book, readers can gain insights into applying quantitative tools and basic engineering design principles.
|2."Facility layout and Location" by Francies R L and White J A|
“Facility layout and Location” Book Review: The quantitative methods for facility layout and location are clearly explained in the book. It covers a wide range of topics, including The Plant Layout Problem, Computerized Layout Planning, Planar Single-Facility Location, Storage Systems Layout, Planar Multifacility Location Problems, Network Location, Cyclic Network Location Problems, and Advanced Discrete Location Models. Detailed explanations, practical layout and location problems, guidelines for data collection, and model problem presentations provide comprehensive support for the theory. The book is an excellent resource for engineering students in the fields of industrial engineering, manufacturing, management science, and operations research, providing extensive practice and a better understanding of the subject matter.
|3."Plant Layout and Material handling" by James M Apple|
“Plant Layout and Material handling” Book Review: The book offers a comprehensive examination of contemporary layout and material handling principles and practices, as well as product design and process design functions in the context of facilities design issues. Its scope encompasses process design, the use of quantitative methods to analyze material flow, computerized layout procedures, and facility location, as well as the applicability of these techniques to non-manufacturing establishments. Each chapter is enriched with examples, illustrations, forms, and charts to facilitate a clear grasp of the concepts.
|4."Practical Plant Layout" by Muther Richard|
“Practical Plant Layout” Book Review: The book comprehensively covers the crucial principles and decisions of industrial layout planning and is divided into four sections. The initial section covers the fundamental aspects of plant layout, while the second section discusses the various factors that affect plant layout. The third section provides insights on planning the layout, and the fourth section focuses on managing and training for plant layout. Additionally, the book covers a wide range of topics, including the Operation Process Chart, Flow Process Chart, the required number of machines, aisle widths, principles of motion economy, highway truck dimensions, and more.
|5."Facilities Planning and Design" by Alberto Garcia-Diaz and J MacGregor Smith|
“Facilities Planning and Design” Book Review: This book offers a comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles of facilities planning and design, and is intended for industrial engineers and plant managers. It covers a range of topics including factory layout, material handling, product design, process planning, location models, computerized layout procedures, storage and warehouse systems, site-planning design, office and personnel layout planning, decision-support methodology, and more. The book also includes discussions on material handling principles, equipment, and system design, as well as material handling systems analysis.
|6."Manufacturing Facilities: Location, Planning and Design (General Engineering)" by Dileep R Sule|
“Manufacturing Facilities: Location, Planning and Design (General Engineering)” Book Review: The book covers a wide range of topics related to manufacturing facilities, including location, planning, and design. It provides a comprehensive understanding of fundamental principles and core concepts such as quality function development, concurrent engineering, group technology, MRP, bar coding, and machine vision. The book also addresses important topics such as group technology, MRP, plant layout, materials handling, and location analysis. The content is not only beneficial to engineering students and practicing engineers but also to professionals from non-engineering backgrounds such as plant managers and industry practitioners.
|7."Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling" by Fred E Meyers and Matthew P Stephens|
“Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling” Book Review: This textbook is structured around sixteen chapters and covers a wide range of topics related to manufacturing facilities design and material handling. It includes discussions on sources of information for manufacturing facilities design, time study, process design, flow analysis techniques, ergonomics and workstation design space requirements, material handling, area allocation, layout of facilities design, applications of computer simulation and modeling, and selling the layout. Additionally, each chapter ends with problem exercises that are answered at the end of the book.
|8."Facilities Planning" by James A Tompkins and John A White|
“Facilities Planning” Book Review: The latest advances in the field of facilities planning are elaborated on in this book, which is divided into three major sections: “What’s New,” “Getting the Most Out of Everyday Tools,” and “The Right Tool for the Job.” Topics covered in these sections include becoming comfortable with Xcode 4 and the LLVM Compiler, using Objective-C on a daily basis, mastering table views, learning memory management with Objective-C ARC, understanding Core Animation, exploring common UI paradigms with table views, and implementing In-App Purchases to sell past the sale. The new edition offers even more comprehensive coverage and stays up-to-date with the latest trends. This highly interactive book allows readers to learn about both quantitative tools and fundamental engineering design principles.
|9."Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling: International Edition" by Matthew P Stephens and Fred E Meyers|
“Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling: International Edition” Book Review: The textbook is structured with sixteen chapters that cover a wide range of topics related to the design and management of manufacturing facilities. Among the subjects covered in the book are manufacturing facilities design, material handling, time study, process design, flow analysis techniques, ergonomics, workstation design space requirements, and area allocation. Additionally, the book explores the layout of facilities design, the use of computer simulation and modeling, and selling the layout. At the end of each chapter, there are problem exercises with answers provided in the back of the book.
|10."Facilities Planning" by James A Tompkins and John A White|
“Facilities Planning” Book Review: The book presents a comprehensive overview of facilities planning and the latest advancements in the field. Divided into three major parts – What’s New, Getting the Most Out of Everyday Tools, and The Right Tool for the Job – the book covers a wide range of topics including Xcode 4 and the LLVM Compiler, Objective-C programming, Table View design, Memory Management with Objective-C ARC, Core Animation, Common UI Paradigms, and In-App Purchases. The reader will benefit from learning about quantitative tools and engineering design principles through interactive exercises and examples.
3. Facilities Process Planning, Layout and Design
|1."Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling" by Fred E Meyers and Matthew P Stephens|
“Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling” Book Review: This book presents a comprehensive guide on developing an efficient facility layout, incorporating state-of-the-art tools and techniques. It takes a systematic and methodical approach, allowing ample time for studying and designing the process. The book covers flow analysis techniques, activity relationship analysis, area allocation, and selling the layout. By reading this book, you will gain an understanding of the importance of efficiency, productivity, and profitability in any given enterprise.
|2."Guidelines for Facility Siting and Layout" by CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)|
“Guidelines for Facility Siting and Layout” Book Review: This book presents a comprehensive overview of process plant siting and layout, including the design of new and expanding facilities. It offers valuable guidance on site selection and provides insights on identifying and evaluating long-term risks. Furthermore, it has been written in a clear and accessible style, making it easily understandable for readers.
|3."PROJECT MANAGEMENT" by R B Khanna|
“PROJECT MANAGEMENT” Book Review: This well-organized and student-friendly book covers the fundamentals of project management, including the different phases such as initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control, and closure. It also offers examples, planning tools, and software packages to help with better planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling of projects. With a focus on practical problem-solving, this book is beneficial for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in management as well as engineering students. Additionally, the book includes pedagogical features such as learning objectives, summaries, diagrams, and tables. To aid in learning, the book also provides numerous solved and unsolved problems.
|4."PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT" by R B KHANNA|
“PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT” Book Review: This is the first edition of a book that provides a comprehensive summary of Operations Management, including Operations Strategy and Competitiveness, Product and Service Design, and topics such as Reliability, Maintainability, Availability, and Value Analysis. In addition, the book covers important concepts such as Dynamic Programming, Replacement Models, Statistical Quality Control, Forecasting, and Aggregate Production Planning. Material Management and Inventory Control are also discussed, as well as Material Requirements Planning, Operations Scheduling, Supply Chain Management, and Enterprise Resource Management. Overall, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of Operations Management.
|5."Plant Design, Facility Layout, Floor Planning" by Jack Greene|
“Plant Design, Facility Layout, Floor Planning” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of designing and planning manufacturing facilities. The book covers a wide range of topics including facility location analysis, plant layout planning, material handling system design, storage and warehouse systems, office and personnel layout planning, decision-support methodology, and more. The book also includes case studies, examples, and exercises to help readers apply the concepts in real-world scenarios. This book is an ideal resource for students and professionals in the field of industrial engineering and plant management.
|6."Facility Layout Planning and Design" by Surya Prakash Singh|
“Facility Layout Planning and Design” Book Review : This book summarizes Facility Layout Problem (FLP). It explains the Quadratic Assignment Problem (QAP). It deals with Static Facility Layout Problem (SFLP). It also deals with Dynamic facility Layout Problem (DFLP). It explains application of heuristic and meta-heuristic methods. It also explains large instances of SFLP and DFLP. This book provides new heuristic and meta-heuristic approaches. It also deals with combinatorial optimization problems.
|7."Plant Layout and Facility Planning" by Jack Greene|
“Plant Layout and Facility Planning” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview of productive layouts and facility planning. It covers various aspects of efficiency and productivity, including Plant Layout, Facility Design, Floor Planning, Layout benefits, and Block layout. The book facilitates understanding of layout options and relationships of layout components ownership. Additionally, it includes a section on Facility Relocation. This practical guide offers strategic and hands-on instruction for quickly creating new productive layouts.
|8."Systematic Planning of Industrial Facilities" by Richard Muther|
|9."Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling: A Complete Guide To Planning, Designing and Building a Cloud Data Center" by Caesar Wu and Rajkumar Buyya|
“Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling: A Complete Guide To Planning, Designing and Building a Cloud Data Center” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide for decision-makers seeking to develop cloud data centers. It covers a range of topics, including blueprints and architecture, project costs, infrastructure development, power management, cooling, server planning, virtualization, storage management, and modeling clouds. Additionally, the book contains practical and theoretical solved questions, as well as detailed explanations of cost modeling and simulations for effective decision-making. It also includes discussions on Real Option Theory and Monte Carlo Simulations. Overall, this book is an essential resource for developers, consultants, and analysts interested in cloud data center development.
|10."Domino Effects in the Process Industries: 5. Heat Radiation Effects" by Gabriele Landucci and Valerio Cozzani|
“Domino Effects in the Process Industries: 5. Heat Radiation Effects” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview of domino scenarios, covering equipment behavior, fundamental mechanisms, and vessel failure. It offers simplified tools and detailed models to explain these concepts, as well as quantitative methods for assessing domino hazards. Additionally, the book explores both passive and active strategies for dealing with domino effects and reducing associated risks.