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The foodservice industry gets more competitive every day. As a result, initial planning is extremely important and has become a key factor in determining the success or failure of an operation. This fully updated edition of the best-selling text on foodservice facilities planning shows students how to create a facility that blends the most efficient work environment with an ambience that will attract more customers. Students will find all-new information on how to—<UL><LI>cost-effectively design an operation<LI>properly select and efficiently maintain equipment<LI>successfully plan and accurately evaluate foodservice layouts<LI>plan fast-food facilities and bakeshops<LI>cut costs through more efficient energy planning.</UL>Equipped with this comprehensive book, students will develop expertise in all aspects of foodservice facilities planning, from prospectus to finished facility. The author provides sample layouts of award-winning floor plans from which effective designs can be modeled. Students will also find practical exercises that help prepare them for common problems that may arise while planning their own operation. They will also learn how to organize data to begin planning, how to develop feasibility studies, how to fully equip and operate their own facility, and most important, how to make their facility achieve maximum productivity and profits. Whether you are a student just learning the business, a foodservice planner, consultant, or decision maker in the industry, this practical reference book can make you an indispensable member of the foodservice facility planning team. An ideal classroom tool for students interested in careers in the foodservice industry, Foodservice Facilities Planning can also offer firm guidance to veteran foodservice planners, consultants, and decision makers.
From the Preface:
This festschrift is devoted to recognize the career of a man who not only witnessed the growth of operations research from its inception, but also contributed significantly to this growth. Dr. Salah E. Elmaghraby received his doctorate degree from Cornell University in 1958, and since then, his scholarly contributions have enriched the fields of production planning and scheduling and project scheduling. This collection of papers is contributed in his honor by his students, colleagues, and acquaintances. It offers a tribute to the inspiration received from his work, and from his guidance and advice over the years, and recognizes the legacy of his many contributions.
Dr. Elmaghraby is a pioneer in the area of project scheduling (in particular, project planning and control through network models, for which he coined the term 'activity networks'.) In his initial work in this area, he developed an algebra based on signal flow graphs and semi-Markov processes for analyzing generalized activity networks involving activities with probabilistic durations. This work led to the development of what was later known as the Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT), and GERT simulation models. He has made fundamental contributions in determining criticality indices for activities, in developing methodologies for project compression and time/cost analysis, and in the use of stochastic and chance-constrained programming and Petri Nets for the analysis of activity networks.
This volume brings together fourteen contributions, which can be viewed under the following three main themes: operations research and its application in production planning; project scheduling, and production scheduling, inspired by, and in many cases based on, Dr. Elmaghraby's work in these areas. The first five chapters are devoted to the first theme, followed by four chapters each devoted to the other two, respectively. An additional chapter is devoted to the vulnerability of multimodal freight systems.
Planning your career just got easier Very few of us put much effort into planning for the kind of career we want. Thinking about where we are going at work is something we all need to do throughout our working lives. The nature of work and employment is always changing. When economic times are difficult, you need to show potential employers that you have something special to offer.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
This independent manual provides airport planners and architects with an essential planning guide and reference tool, based on the author's extensive experience in the field and involvement in developing best practice airline and airport industry guidelines. Chapters cover topics such as demand forecasting, masterplan development, terminal pier and satellite infrastructure, baggage handling, apron design and airport security.
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