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Business books by Jack Greene, for Industrial Engineering, Time and Motion Study, and Cost Reduction

Plant Layout and Facility Planning

Edition Two

Authored by Jack Greene

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Layout, or the physical organization of people, materials and machines within a workplace, is at the very heart of productivity. This book will enable the reader to create productive layouts quickly and smoothly.

Plant layout and facility planning are closely associated in industrial and commercial enterprises, and affect operating efficiency and productivity now and in the future.

Layout chapters include:
Plant Layout, Facility Design, Floor Planning
Layout benefits and concepts
Layout and how it can enhance productivity
Work flow and facility layout
Sequence of actions
The big picture for a layout
Factors to consider in a layout and relocation
Relocate for cost reasons
Glossary of layout terms
If you only read one layout chapter
Step one, to create a layout
What is the degree of difficulty?
Block layout, and detailed layout
What format, CAD or paper-dolls?
Create layouts, explore options
Relationships of layout components
Ownership in a layout
Tools to apply, for successful layouts
Technology transfer, documentation
The destination; prepare it
Pack and move
Master plan a facility
Workplace layout
Office move, a special case
A jam-packed building and how to cope
Relocation to an existing company facility
Layout for the truly expert
Layout during facility consolidation

Chapters in the ection on Facility Relocation, Merger, and Consolidation include:
Overview, a facility instead of or in addition to
Time to expand?? Time to relocate??
Justification, both objective and subjective
The marketplace which solicits business to locate in their areas
Relocation incentives and taxes
Just where, exactly
Site search process
Quality Of Life, and Culture Shock
The need for confidentiality
Red flags and warning signs
Master Plan for a campus, of multiple facilities
A "simple" move
A "simple" expansion
Create a facility from scratch
Consolidation, merger, of equipment, facility or process
Typical sequence of actions, for a facility project

Chapters explain what and why, and list actions to create productive layouts quickly and smoothly within the physical constraints of the facility. They improve project management by highlighting which practices to utilize and which missteps to avoid, and extend the technical capabilities of your staff.

This book will guide your organization through practical strategic and hands-on instruction, enable creation of new productive layouts quickly and smoothly within the physical constraints of the facility, as well as

Consider and optimize factors which extend the layout's contribution now and through the years.

Extend the technical capabilities of your staff .

Improve project management by highlighting which practices to utilize and which missteps to avoid.

A thoughtful layout can achieve many efficiencies in a new or existing facility. Facility layouts and floor plans tend to be replaced infrequently, because a revision can be expensive and cause disruption as it is installed. Better get it right.

Publication Date:
1491222395 / 9781491222393
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Business & Economics / Management / General

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