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IE 4343. FACILITIES PLANNING AND DESIGN. 3 Hours.

The course covers strategic facilities planning through detailed facilities layout design. Considerations include product flow, space and activity relationships, personnel requirements, material handling, and layout. Traditional and contemporary issues in manufacturing and their impact on facilities design including receiving, shipping, warehousing, and integration with manufacturing and supporting operations are explored. Facilities planning models and the process of evaluating, selecting, preparing, presenting, and implementing the facilities plan are covered. Prerequisite: IE 4303 or concurrent enrollment.