Best Reference Books – Facilities Planning

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Facilities Planning subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Facilities Planning along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Facilities Planning subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Facilities Planning" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Facilities Planning” by Tompkins J A and White J A

Book Review: This book covers most of the current practices pertaining to planning. The book illustrates each step that is involved in the planning process. The book also contains discussions on economics, supply chain and entry ports. The book takes into consideration the global perspective and also contains many case studies that demonstrate the application of information in the field of facilities planning. Most of the chapters in the book focus on the most important topics. This book will make the engineers deal with facilities planning with creativity and precision.

2. “Plant Layout and Materials handling” by Apple J M

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Book Review: This book covers the modern layout and material handling principles and practices thereby stressing on the relationships of management planning, product design, process design functions along with facility design problems. The book provides step by step demonstration of the development and improvement of facility design. The book also contains separate chapters on process design, quantitative technique usage, computerized layout procedures and facility location. The book demonstrates various concepts with the help of forms and charts.

3. “Facilities Layout and Location” by Francis R L and White J A

“Facilities Layout and Location” Book Review: The book can be referred by senior and graduate level students in industrial engineering, manufacturing systems, and management science. It is an introduction to quantitative methods, location, and problems of facility layout. The presents a clear explanation of field’s issues and literature, basic tools and methodologies, the 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

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Book Review: This book demonstrates the compulsion of facility planning in the field of industrial engineering and technology. The book covers a variety of topics ranging from plant layout, material handling to quality function deployment and design considerations. The book also demonstrates various tools that are important to transit from product design to production plans and techniques that are necessary for the building of manufacturing facility. The book is divided into two parts where the first part provides a description of the factors involved in setting up a manufacturing plant and the second part deals with the subjective aspects which deals with the location and customer assignment.

5. “Hospitals : Facilities Planning and Management” by G D Kunders

“Hospitals: Facilities Planning and Management” Book Review: The book presents many issues and ideas for the architecture which will guide architects, consultants, planners and administrators and those who subsequently plan and run the hospital. It features chapters on planning and designing a hospital, planning and designing medical and ancillary services, planning and designing nursing services, supportive services, and facilities planning for managing SARS. Readers will learn about the CATH lab, hospital information system and telemedicine. The book will be helpful for the students and professionals who are keen to understand the basics as well as the complexities of managing a hospital.

6. “Facilities Planning” by Tanchoco and Tompkins

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“Facilities Planning” Book Review: The book highlights the latest practices of facilities planning. It is well-structured and describes the planning process. It contains information on economics, the supply chain and ports of entry. For the practical knowledge of the reader’s book includes many case studies. The chapters are precise and clear. The content of this book can be used as an application in many fields. This book will be useful for the engineers related to ‘facilities planning’.

7. “Facilities Planning and Simulation, the Passionate Attachment” by Esra Aleisa

“Facilities Planning and Simulation, the Passionate Attachment” Book Review: The book is based on manufacturing processes and facilities. It highlights the problems in the preceding field. A multilevel approach is presented to solve the problems in large-scale and complex systems. The methodologies mentioned in this book manage the large-scale and complex Facility Layout Problem (FLP). In this book, FLP is considered as a collection of subsystems, and then is sequentially created and improved.

8. “Manufacturing Facilities” by Dileep R Sule

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“Manufacturing Facilities” Book Review: The content of this book is fully updated and revised. The book starts with explanation of the factors involved in setting up a manufacturing plant, product design, the choice of manufacturing processes, plant layout, production, material-handling, and storage systems. Moving further it describes subjective aspects related to manufacturing like efficiency, resources, determination of the best layout within a building, and techniques to minimize overall cost of an operation. The book covers all the topics and techniques that affect a well-planned manufacturing facility. The book can be referred by the students, engineers, facility planners, and professionals of industrial engineering and manufacturing programs.

9. “Strategic Facilities Planning” by Seeligmann Steiss

“Strategic Facilities Planning” Book Review: The book introduces the readers to all the stages of capital facilities planning, budgeting, funding and debt administration, and project scheduling. It describes the techniques like improved planning, maintenance, and financing of large-scale, and long-lived strategic facilities to overcome the problems in planning. It also highlights the development of the physical infrastructure. The book presents all the development processes like planning, forecasting, costing, borrowing and debt administration. This text will be helpful for the students and professionals related to ‘public infrastructure’.

10. “Design and Planning of Research and Clinical Laboratory Facilities” by Leonard Mayer

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“Design and Planning of Research and Clinical Laboratory Facilities” Book Review: The book is basically for the students and professionals who want an introduction in lab design. It can also be referred by the experienced professionals, investigators, facility planners and managers, plant engineers involved with the design, construction, maintenance, and administration of laboratory facilities. The book presents all the features and fundamentals of design and planning. It contains a thorough description of a complex maze of codes, specifications, standards, and official guidelines, related to the planning, design, and construction processes. The book is updated, thus containing the recent laws and regulations of master plans, facility programs, functional programs and requirements programs for a wide variety of scientific and medical disciplines and support facilities. It is a well-structured text and guides the readers through complex design, specifications, and codes.

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