Using a hands-on approach, the fourth edition of Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling connects theoretical concepts of plant layout and design to real-life experiences students will face in the field. Following select chapters, “Project in the Making” is an ongoing case study that allows students to see how their knowledge is put to use in the design of an actual manufacturing facility. The revised fourth edition contains a new look at the increased importance of energy costs, transportation, and plant location on facilities planning today.
The textbook describes the techniques and procedures for developing an efficient facility layout, and introduces some of the state-of-the- art tools available. Two new chapters on time study and computer simulation have been added to the second edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)