Facilities Management

Facilities Management is an introduction to the art and science of planning facilities. This course introduces a variety of techniques required to locate a facility, create a plant layout, and work with preventative maintenance systems. Students are introduced to the basic quantitative methods such as Hungarian and Transportation method which is commonly use in decision making process. The course continues with understanding of what is involved with designing an effective layout. Tools like PQ diagram, Make-Buy analysis and activity relationship will be introduced to students. It concludes with a detailed capstone project involving the determination of plant rate, material handling requirements, line balancing and activity relationship planning.