Plant Location and Layout (300IGI017)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300IGI017, Plant Location and Layout.
  • Credits and contact hours: 3 credit hours, 3 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: Luis Andrés Saavedra.
  • Type of course: Selected Elective.

Text book

  • Facilities Planning, J. Tompkins, 2010.

Supplemental materials

  • Design of Industrial Facilities, S. Konz, 1995.
  • Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling, 5th Edition, M.P. Stephens, F.E. Meyers, 2013.
  • Introduction to Materials Management, 7th Edition, J.R.T. Arnold, S.N. Chapman, L.M. Clive, 2011.

Specific course information

The objective of this course is to integrate previous knowledge for students to locate and design the layout of facilities with regards to spaces, paths and movement of materials, equipment and personnel.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the criteria and factors to choose the location of manufacturing and service facilities.
  • To apply the qualitative and quantitative techniques to evaluate the location of facilities.
  • To identify the types of facilities layout.
  • To determine the criteria of plant layout.
  • To integrate ancillary services and risk management in the design of facilities.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 2 2 3 2 3 3 2

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Objectives of the location and design of manufacturing facilities. The impact of risk in the organization.
  • The selection of plant location. Relationship between the design and location of facilities.
  • Selection of the most productive type of operation.
  • Planning of the plant layout. The SLP methodology.
  • Selection of units. Size and number of production units. Machine loads.
  • Location of equipment. General layout of facilities.
  • Optimal path.
  • Proximity diagonal matrix.
  • Calculation of work areas.
  • Transport of materials. Movement of materials between unit operations.
  • Ancillary services: electrical power, toilets, drinking water, tool rooms, wardrobes, dining rooms.
  • Additional services: offices, sick bay, parking lots, warehouse.
  • Risk assessment and its economic impact on the organization. Industrial safety.
undergraduate/dptocivileindustrial/plantlocationandlayout.txt · Última modificación: 2014/10/12 12:31 por lsosorio
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