Computer aided selection of plant layout
This paper deals with the fundamental concepts of plant layout, in which the need for plant layout, the systematic and logical approaches to the problems, layout solutions and the objectives of plant layout are discussed. Further the approaches and the scoring techniques of the two available computer rout ines are presented. Special focus is directed at improving the preparation of the input data to enhance computer assistance to plant layout. A brief computer algorithm is given in order to encourage interested readers to write their own .;omputer aided facilities layout programmes.