IE5108 Facility Layout and Location

  Modular Credits: 4 MC
Prerequisite(s): IE5001 or IE2110
Preclusion(s): Nil
Host Department: Industrial & Systems Engineering



  This module provides an analytical treatment of the subject of facility layout and location. The layout design process consists of problem formulation, analysis of the problem, search for layout designs, selection of the preferred design, and specification of the layout design to be installed. This module also considers the problem of locating one or several new facilities with respect to existing facilities. The objective considered is the minimization of a cost function of travel distances. Problem with rectilinear and Euclidean distances are considered. Students will be assigned a computer project and a case study.