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Part One DEFINING REQUIREMENTS. Chapter One INTRODUCTION. 1.1 Facilities Planning Defined. 1.2 Significance of Facilities Planning. 1.3 Objectives of Facilities Planning. 1.4 Facilities Planning Process. 1.5 Strategic Facilities Planning. 1.6 Developing Facilities Planning Strategies. 1.7 Examples of Inadequate Planning. 1.8 Summary. References. Problems. Chapter Two PRODUCT, PROCESS, AND SCHEDULE DESIGN. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Product Design. 2.3 Process Design. 2.4 Schedule Design. 2.5 Facilities Design. 2.6 Summary. References. Problems. Chapter Three FLOW SYSTEMS, ACTIVITY RELATIONSHIPS, AND SPACE REQUIREMENTS. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Flow Systems. 3.3 Material Flow System. 3.4 Departmental Planning. 3.5 Activity Relationships. 3.6 Space Requirements. 3.7 Summary. References. Problems. Chapter Four PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 The Employee-Facility Interface. 4.3 Restrooms. 4.4 Food Services. 4.5 Health Services. 4.6 Barrier-Free Compliance. 4.7 Office Facility Planning. 4.8 Summary. References. Problems. Part Two DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVES: CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES. Chapter Five MATERIAL HANDLING. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Scope and Definitions of Material Handling. 5.3 Material Handling Principles. 5.4 Designing Material Handling Systems. 5.5 Unit Load Design. 5.6 Material Handling Equipment. 5.7 Estimating Material Handling Costs. 5.8 Safety Considerations. 5.9 Summary. References. Problems. Appendix 5B Material Handling Equipment. Chapter Six LAYOUT PLANNING MODELS AND DESIGN ALGORITHMS. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Basic Layout Types. 6.3 Layout Procedures. 6.4 Algorithmic Approaches. 6.5 Department Shapes and Mail Aisles. 6.6 Simulated Annealing and Genetic Algorithms. 6.7 Multi-Floor Facility Layout. 6.8 Commercial Facility Layout Packages. 6.9 The Impact of Change. 6.10 Developing Layout Alternatives. 6.11 Summary. References. Problems. Part Three FACILITY DESIGN FOR VARIOUS FACILITIES FUNCTIONS. Chapter Seven WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS. 7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Missions of a Warehouse. 7.3 Functions in the Warehouse. 7.4 Receiving and Shipping Operations. 7.5 Dock Locations. 7.6 Storage Operations. 7.7 Order Picking Operations. 7.8 Summary. References. Problems. Chapter Eight MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Fixed Automation Systems. 8.3 Flexible Manufacturing Systems. 8.4 Single-Stage Multimachine Systems. 8.5 Reduction in Work-in-Process. 8.6 Just-in-Time Manufacturing. 8.7 Facilities Planning Trends. 8.8 Summary. References. Problems. Chapter Nine FACILITIES SYSTEMS. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 Structural System Performance. 9.3 Enclosure Systems. 9.4 Atmospheric Systems. 9.5 Electrical and Lighting Systems. 9.6 Life Safety Systems. 9.7 Sanitation Systems. 9.8 Building Automation Systems. 9.9 Facilities Maintenance Management Systems. 9.10 Summary. References. Problems. Part Four DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVES: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES. Chapter Ten QUANTITATIVE FACILITIES PLANNING MODELS. 10.1 Introduction. 10.2 Facility Location Models. 10.3 Special Facility Layout Models. 10.4 Machine Layout Models. 10.5 Conventional Storage Models. 10.6 Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems. 10.7 Order Picking Systems. 10.8 Fixed-Path Material Handling Models. 10.9 Waiting Line Models. 10.10 Simulation Models. 10.11 Summary. References. Problems. Part Five EVALUATING, SELECTING, PREPARING, PRESENTING, IMPLEMENTING, AND MAINTAINING. Chapter Eleven EVALUATING AND SELECTING THE FACILITIES PLAN. 11.1 Introduction. 11.2 Evaluating Facilities Plans. 11.3 Selecting the Facilities Plan. 11.4 Summary. References. Problems. Chapter Twelve PREPARING, PRESENTING, IMPLEMENTING, AND MAINTAINING THE FACILITIES PLAN. 12.1 Introduction. 12.2 Preparing the Facilities Plan. 12.3 Presenting the Facilities Plan. 12.4 Implementing the Facilities Plan. 12.5 Maintaining the Facilities Plan. 12.6 Summary. References. Problems. INDEX.