END 308 Facilities Design and Planning



TOBB University of Economics and Technology – Industrial Engineering Department.

Year, Semester:

3rd year, Fall 2014


END 294 Operations Research I

Credits-Lab-Class hours: 3-0-3




Assoc. Prof. Hakan GÜLTEKÝN

Office: Z 82-3, E-mail: hgultekin@etu.edu.tr

Course Assistants:

To be announced…

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Course description:

This course focuses on the principles and the practices of facilities planning and design. Topics to be covered include analytical approaches for facility location, facility layout, material handling, and storage systems. Additionally, the product-and process-based layouts, the design of workstations; group technology and cell design, and computer-aided layout planning are to be studied.


Course schedule:

Section 1: Monday: 12:30-14:20 (Classroom 209), Friday: 08:30-10:20 (Classroom 104)

Section 2: Monday: 08:30-10:20 (Classroom 209), Friday: 13:30-15:20 (Classroom 311)



  1. “Facilities Planning”, James A. Tompkins, John A. White, Yavuz A. Bozer, J. M. A. Tanchoco, 4th edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2010.
  2. “Facilities Planning and Design”, Alberto Garcia-Diaz, J. MacGregor Smith, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.


Course learning objectives:

  1. To learn and understand the advantages of using analytical approaches in facilities planning and design
  2. To be able to formulate and solve facility location problems
  3. To learn a systematic way for designing facilities including layout, storage/ warehousing, and material handling decisions
  4. To apply the theoretical content of the course through the project
  5. To be able to identify, formulate, and solve real-life facilities location and layout problems through the project

Course content:

  • Introduction to facilities planning

  • Facility location problems

    • Single facility location problems

    • Multiple facility location problems

    • Discrete location models

  • Product, process, and schedule design

  • Facilities layout

    • Systematic layout planning, production cell design, assembly line balancing

    • Flow systems, activity relationships, and space requirements

    • Layout planning models

    • Algorithmic approaches for layout design

  • Material handling systems design

  • Warehouse operations and warehouse design


Course web site: http://www.hgultekin.etu.edu.tr/end308/end308.html           


Evaluation criteria:

Midterm exam                                   25%

Final exam                                         35%

Project                                              25%

Homework/Quiz                                15%


Other rules and policies:

  • A single make-up exam covering all the topics will be given at the end of semester to the students with medical reports which are approved by the university.
  • Disciplinary action will be taken for all types of cheating.

Contribution to the curriculum


Math and Basic Science


General Education




Course’s contribution to the program outcomes:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice



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