Introduction to Materials Management

Introduction to Materials Management

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For courses in Materials Management, Production and Inventory Control, and Logistics taught in business and industrial technology departments of community colleges and universities. This is the only text listed in the APICS--The Educational Society for Resource Management CPIM Exam Content Manual as the text reference for the Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) CPIM certification examination. Written in a simple and user-friendly style, it covers all the basics of supply chain management and production and inventory more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 190 x 234 x 17mm | 728g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 5th International edition
  • 013123045X
  • 9780131230453

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"Most other books in this area attempt to do too much and are too long and cumbersome in their treatment of the subject matter. Perhaps the overall best characteristic of this text is its direct, no-nonsense treatment in a concise and understandable manner. This keeps the book relatively short but still includes all that is necessary." -- Ralph G. Kauffman, University of Houston-Downtown "This text does not overcomplicate basic concepts. It has been developed to convey rather than display knowledge." -- John H. Collins, Chair, Basics of Supply Chain Management Committee, APICS Certification Programshow more

Table of contents

(Note: Each Chapter includes an Introduction, Summary, Key Terms, Questions, and Problems.) 1. Introduction to Materials Management. Operating Environment. The Supply Chain Concept. What Is Materials Management? Supply Chain Metrics. 2. Production Planning System. Manufacturing Planning and Control System. Sales and Operations Planning (SOP). Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II). Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Making the Production Plan. 3. Master Scheduling. Relationship to Production Plan. Developing a Master Production Schedule. Production Planning, Master Scheduling, and Sales. 4. Material Requirements Planning. Bills of Material. Material Requirements Planning Process. Using the Material Requirements Plan. 5. Capacity Management. Definition of Capacity. Capacity Planning. Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP). Capacity Available. Capacity Required (Load). Schedule Orders. Making the Plan. 6. Production Activity Control. Data Requirements. Order Preparation. Scheduling. Load Leveling. Scheduling Bottlenecks. Theory of Constraints and Drum-Buffer-Rope. Implementation. Control. Production Reporting. 7. Purchasing. Establishing Specifications. Functional Specification Description. Selecting Suppliers. Price Determination. Impact of Material Requirements Planning on Purchasing, Vendor-Managed Inventory, Organizational Implications of Supply Chain Management. 8. Forecasting. Demand Management. Demand Forecasting. Characteristics of Demand. Principles of Forecasting. Collection and Preparation of Data. Forecasting Techniques. Some Important Intrinsic Techniques. Seasonality. Tracking the Forecast. 9. Inventory Fundamentals. Aggregate Inventory Management. Item Inventory Management. Inventory and the Flow of Material. Supply and Demand Patterns. Functions of Inventory Management. Inventory Costs. Financial Statements and Inventory. Methods of Evaluatiing Inventory, ABC Inventory Control. 10. Order Quantities. Economic-Order Quantity (EOQ). Variations of the EOQ Model. Quantity Discounts. Use of EOQ When Costs are Not Known. Period-Order Quantity (POQ). 11. Independent Demand Ordering Systems. Order Point System. Determining Safety Stock. Determining Service Levels. Different Forecast and Lead-Time Intervals. Determining When the Order Point is Reached. Periodic Review System. Distribution Inventory. 12. Physical Inventory and Warehouse Management. Warehouse Management. Physical Control and Security. Inventory Record Accuracy. 13. Physical Distribution. Physical Distribution System. Interfaces. Transportation. Legal Types of Carriage. Transportation Cost Elements. Warehousing. Packaging. Materials Handling. Multi-Warehouse Systems. 14. Products and Processes. Need for New Products. Product Development Principles. Product Specification and Design. Process Design. Factors Specification and Design. Processing Equipment. Process Systems. Selecting the Process. Continuous Process Improvement (CPI). 15. Just-In-Time Manufacturing. Just-In-Time Philosophy. Waste. Just-in-Time Environment. Manufacturing Planning and Control in a JIT Environment. Lean Production. Which to Choose-MPR (ERP), Kanban, or Theory of Constraints? 16. Total Quality Management. What Is Quality? Total Quality Management (TQM). Quality Cost Concepts. Variation as a Way of Life. Process Capability. Process Control. Sample Inspection. ISO 9000. Benchmarking. JIT, TQM, and MRP II. Readings. more

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