Facilities requirement - need for layout and its types.

Plant location analysis –simple problems in single facility location models, network location problems.

Layout design - Design cycle – computer algorithms – ALDEP, CORELAP, and CRAFT.

Group technology – Production Flow analysis (PFA), ROC (Rank Order Clustering) – Line balancing

Material handling design - handling equipment types , selection and specification, containers and packaging.


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  3. James Apple. M., Plant layour and Material handling, John Wiley, 1977.