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[Ebook PDF] Introduction to Materials Management, 8th Edition
For all courses in Materials Management, Production, Inventory Control, and Logistics taught in business and industrial technology departments of community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities.
Helps readers understand all elements of production planning and control, and how they fit together.
Introduction to Materials Management covers all the essentials of modern supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution. Clearly written and exceptionally user-friendly, it’s content, examples, questions, and problems lead students step-by-step to mastery. Widely adopted by colleges and universities worldwide, this is the only APICS-listed reference text for the Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) CPIM certification examination.
Introduction to Materials Management is an introductory text written for students in community colleges and universities. It is used in technical programs, such as industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering; in business, operations and supply chain management programs; and by those already in industry, whether or not they are working in materials management.
This text has been widely adopted by colleges and universities not only in North America but also in many other parts of the world. The APICS organization recommends this text as a key reference for certification preparation for various CPIM examinations. In addition, the text is used by production and inventory control societies around the world, including South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, and Brazil, and by consultants who present in-house courses to their customers.
Introduction to Materials Management covers all the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, physical distribution, lean and quality management. The material, examples, questions, and problems lead the student logically through the text. The writing style is simple and user-friendly—both instructors and students who have used the book attest to this.
New to this Edition
■ All chapters have been updated to reflect new techniques and technology
■ Nine additional case studies have been added
■ Several special topic boxes have been added relating chapter topics to nonmanufacturing settings such as service industries
■ End-of-chapter problems have been revised, and some new ones added throughout the text
■ Expansion of purpose and impact of strategic planning, including environmental and sustainability issues. Allows students to understand the importance of the field at a higher level, including impacts and benefits to society as a whole
■ Additional information included on demand management
■ Additional information included on lean production concepts and Theory of Constraints. Theory of Constraint provides an interesting and potentially effective alternative method to think about several of the concepts in the book and can help students compare and contrast Theory of Constraint with non-Theory of Constraint approaches. (See Ch. 6)
■ A brief introduction to Project Management has been added to Ch. 6 to provide students initial exposure to a skill today’s employers are looking for In addition, we have retained several features from previous editions.
■ Margin icons to note key concepts
■ Key terms listed at the end of each chapter
■ Example problems within the chapters
■ Chapter summaries
■ Questions and problems at the end of each chapter
■ Full supplements package including Instructor’s Manual, Computerized Test Bank, PowerPoint, and Image Bank available for download