Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 6040 - Facilities Planning and Design


Catalog Description:

An analytical approach to the planning and design of manufacturing facilities and material handling systems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: IME 4040, 4140, or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3 hrs.

Notes: Open to Graduate Students Only.

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3-0)


Course Objectives:

Based on the above stated course description, at the conclusion of the semester the student should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and engineering to production problems such as strategic facilities planning; production, process and schedule design; flow, space, and activity relationships; personnel requirements and material handling; warehouse operations; manufacturing operations and facilities systems (a).
  2. Apply knowledge of mathematics and engineering to facility layout problems such as Layout; computer-aided layout; facility layout models; m achine layout models; w arehouse and storage layout models (a).
  3. Apply knowledge of mathematics and engineering to facility location problems such as single facility and multi-facility discrete location and layout problems; single facility and multi-facility continuous location and layout problems; linear & quadratic assignment problems (a).
  4. Analyze and solve facility layout and location problems (a, b, c, f).
  5. Report and present individual and group project results (e, g, h).

Letter in parenthesis refers to the ABET-TAC criteria.


Performance Criteria:

The student should demonstrate proficiency to:

 

Objective 1:

  1. Provide accurate description to the production system questions.
  2. Determine the appropriate solution technique to solve production system problems.

Objective 2:

  1. Provide accurate description to facility layout questions.
  2. Determine the appropriate solution technique to facility layout problems.

Objective 3:

  1. Provide accurate description to facility location questions.
  2. Determine the appropriate solution technique to facility location problems.

Objective 4:

  1. Identify the applications of facility layout and facility location techniques to any manufacturing system.

Objective 5:

  1. Participate in teamwork, class discussion, case studies, and submit written and oral reports to the class.

Number in parenthesis refers to the evaluation method.


Textbooks:

Dr. Houshyar Personal Notes.
* Access to the notes will be provided on the first day of class.

References:

  1. Heragu, Facilities Design, PWS Publishing Company, 1997.
  2. Francis, McGinnis & White, Facilities Layout and Location, Prentice Hall, 1992.
  3. Sule, Manufacturing Facilities, 2nd Ed.,PWS Publishing Company, 1998.
  4. James and Alcorn, A Guide to Facilities Planning, Prentice Hall, 1991.
  5. Black, The Design of the Factory with a Future, McGraw Hill, 1991.

Software:

  1. WinQSB, Version 1,Yih-Long Chang, Version 2, Wiley,2003.
  2. BLOCPLAN-90, Donaghey, IE Dept, University of Houston, 2001.
  3. PLANT LAYOUT, IBM PC, IIE Microsoftware, Edited by: Gary Whitehouse.
  4. LayOPT, Relsease 1, By: Production Modeling Corp., 1995.
  5. Layout iQ, 2008.

Course Coordinator:

Azim Houshyar
Western Michigan University
E-219 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3363
Email: azim.houshyar@wmich.edu


Revision Date: Fall 2008

 

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