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When it comes to facilities planning, engineers turn to this book to explore the most current practices. The new edition continues to guide them through each step in the planning process. The updated material includes more discussions on economics, the supply chain, and ports of entry. It takes a more global perspective while incorporating new case studies to show how the information is applied in the field. Many of the chapters have been streamlined as well to focus on the most relevant topics. All of this will help engineers approach facilities planning with creativity and precision.
A revised edition text presenting facilities planning from an analytical model. Written for engineering and architectural students, it outlines requirement definitions, alternative techniques in material handling, computer-aided layout, quantitative facilities planning models, and selection, preparation, presentation, and maintenance of plans. The second edition has added four new co- authors, and is expanded to include new advances in the field, particularly in the area of computer technology and materials handling. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)