Best Reference Books – Facility Planning and Design

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

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Facility Planning and Design 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 "Facility Planning and Design" 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

“Facilities Planning” Book Review: The book elaborates on the concept of facilities planning and enumerates the latest advances in the field. It is divided into three major parts namely, What’s New, Getting the Most Out of Everyday Tools and The Right Tool for the Job. The coverage of these three sections include topics such as Getting Comfortable with Xcode 4 and the LLVM Compiler, Everyday Objective-C, Getting Table Views Right, Memory Management with Objective-C ARC, Layers Like an Onion: Core Animation, Common UI Paradigms Using Table Views, Selling Past the Sale with In App Purchases etc. Readers can learn the application of quantitative tools as well as basic engineering design principles through this fairly interactive book.

2. “Facility layout and Location” by Francies R L and White J A

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“Facility layout and Location” Book Review: The book elucidates the quantitative methods for facility layout and location. The coverage of the book includes 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 etc. The theory is supported by detailed explanations, layout and location problems, guide on collecting data and presenting model problems for better understanding and extensive practice. The book can benefit engineering students in industrial engineering, manufacturing, management science and operations research etc.

3. “Plant Layout and Material handling” by James M Apple

“Plant Layout and Material handling” Book Review: The book provides a thorough discussion on modern layout and material handling principles and practices as well as product design, and process design functions with the problems of facilities design. The coverage of the book includes process design, use of quantitative techniques in analyzing material flow, computerized layout procedures, and facility location, applicability of procedures and techniques to non-manufacturing establishments etc. The chapters are supplemented with examples, illustrations, forms and charts for clear understanding of the concepts.

4. “Practical Plant Layout” by Muther Richard

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“Practical Plant Layout” Book Review: The book provides discussions on all the important principles and decisions of industrial layout planning. The book is organized into four sections. The first section deals with the nature of plant layout. The second section addresses the factors influencing plant layout. Know-how on planning the layout is discussed in the third section and finally, the fourth section discusses Managing and Training for Plant Layout. The overall coverage of the book includes Operation Process Chart, Flow Process Chart, Number of Machines Required, Aisle Widths, Principles of Motion Economy, Highway Truck Dimensions, etc.

5. “Facilities Planning and Design” by Alberto Garcia-Diaz and J MacGregor Smith

“Facilities Planning and Design” Book Review: The book provides an in-depth coverage on the fundamental principles of facilities planning and design. The book spans over topics such as Factory layout and material handling project, Product design and process planning, Layout planning procedures, Location models in facility planning, Computerized layout procedures, Material handling principles, equipment, and system design, Material handling systems analysis etc. It also contains thorough discussions on Storage and warehouse systems, Site-planning design, Office and personnel layout planning, Decision-support methodology (DSM) etc. The book can benefit industrial engineers and plant managers.

6. “Manufacturing Facilities: Location, Planning and Design (General Engineering)” by Dileep R Sule

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“Manufacturing Facilities: Location, Planning and Design (General Engineering)” Book Review: The book discusses the various aspects of manufacturing facilities such a location, planning and design. It covers the fundamental principles and core concepts such as quality function development, concurrent engineering, group technology, MRP, bar coding and machine vision. It also addresses group technology, MRP, plant layout, materials handling and location analysis etc. The book can benefit not only engineering students and practicing engineers but also, professionals with 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: The textbook provides discussions on methods of manufacturing facilities design and material handling. It is organized into a total of sixteen chapters. The coverage of the book includes sources of information for manufacturing facilities design, time study, process design, flow analysis techniques, ergonomics and workstation design space requirements, material handling, area allocation etc. The book also sheds light on layout of facilities design, applications of computer simulation and modeling, selling the layout etc. Each chapter concludes on problem exercises to which answers are provided at the end of the book.

8. “Facilities Planning” by James A Tompkins and John A White

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“Facilities Planning” Book Review: The book elaborates on the concept of facilities planning and enumerates the latest advances in the field. It is divided into three major parts namely, What’s New, Getting the Most Out of Everyday Tools and The Right Tool for the Job. The coverage of these three sections include topics such as Getting Comfortable with Xcode 4 and the LLVM Compiler, Everyday Objective-C, Getting Table Views Right, Memory Management with Objective-C ARC, Layers Like an Onion: Core Animation, Common UI Paradigms Using Table Views, Selling Past the Sale with In App Purchases etc. The new edition provides extended coverage and keeps up with the current trends. Readers can learn the application of quantitative tools as well as basic engineering design principles through this fairly interactive book.

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 provides discussions on methods of manufacturing facilities design and material handling. It is organized into a total of sixteen chapters. The coverage of the book includes sources of information for manufacturing facilities design, time study, process design, flow analysis techniques, ergonomics and workstation design space requirements, material handling, area allocation etc. The book also sheds light on layout of facilities design, applications of computer simulation and modeling, selling the layout etc. Each chapter concludes on problem exercises to which answers are provided at the end of the book.

10. “Facilities Planning” by James A Tompkins and John A White

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“Facilities Planning” Book Review: The book elaborates on the concept of facilities planning and enumerates the latest advances in the field. It is divided into three major parts namely, What’s New, Getting the Most Out of Everyday Tools and The Right Tool for the Job. The coverage of these three sections include topics such as Getting Comfortable with Xcode 4 and the LLVM Compiler, Everyday Objective-C, Getting Table Views Right, Memory Management with Objective-C ARC, Layers Like an Onion: Core Animation, Common UI Paradigms Using Table Views, Selling Past the Sale with In App Purchases etc.. Readers can learn the application of quantitative tools as well as basic engineering design principles through this fairly interactive book.

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