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A solid introduction to materials management and the tools neededto create a world-class materials management program

This nuts-and-bolts guide presents an overview of the innerworkings of the materials process, as well as the best practices toachieve a world-class operating system that will help to eliminateineffective materials management. Coverage includes discussion ofmaterial requirements planning, planning parameters, electronicdata interchange, and material control graphs and reports, amongmany other topics. Thorough and practical, Materials Managementexplains the impact that inadequate inventory control has on acompany and how these poor controls can reduce production, causeinefficiencies in labor, create excessive inventory, and increasefreight expenses.

Stan McDonald (Northville, MI) is an independent consultant onmaterials management. Throughout his 30-year career, he has heldvarious positions in the supply chain/materials managementarena.

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