Generic Design of Beverage Plant
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
Design of a generic beverage manufacturing plant using Systematic Layout Planning
NAME : SHEPHARD T. MOTSI
STUDENT ID : N005 1119D
This dissertation is in partial fulfilment of the BEng (HONS) in Industrial & Manufacturing
This write up is dedicated to the late Mr & Mrs Motsi, may your soul continue to rest in eternal peace!
To my supervisor, colleagues, friends and family
With pleasure, I would like to express my gratitude to all people who have granted their time and effort in making this project a success. To all Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department Lecturers and staff for tirelessly and patiently devoting themselves, to unequivocal support and guidance during my five years of study. Special thanks go to my supervisor Eng. W. Goriwondo for creatively cranking me throughout the year.
To my classmates, I say thank you so much for your patience, support and time, without which this project would have taken years to be finished. Thank you guys for keeping the learning spirit high and fun! To you all, I will forever cherish your love.
Lastly, I gratefully acknowledge my indebtedness to my sisters and brothers and the Motsi family at large for the support and encouragement, I say to you, ‘your love and care will ever be cherished’.
The most significant objective of any enterprise has always been the maximum utilisation of facilities available to achieve the desired goal of productivity and profitability. Facility layout deals with the selection of the most appropriate and effective arrangements of departments, and utilities on the open continual plane to allow a greater working efficiency. Owing to the complex and unstructured nature of facility layout, many researchers have proposed various approaches which have not been perfectly successful