Principles of Inventory and Materials Management

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Prentice Hall, 1994 - Business & Economics - 591 pages
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This text/reference addresses the unprecedented changes occurring in manufacturing that are being brought about by quality management philosophy lower inventory, reduced lead-time, preventive maintenance, and increased emphasis on customer satisfaction. Combining theory and practice, it presents alternative systems (models) for managing materials (inventory) their use, transformation, distribution, and sale and their flow to, within, and from the organization. Covers forecasting and marketing analysis; independent demand systems (deterministic models/probabilistic models); discrete demand systems (deterministic models/materials requirements planning - MRP); inventory system changes and limitations; single order quantities; in-process inventory, just-in-time, and theory of constraints; distribution inventory systems; inventory valuation and measurement; simulation; and aggregate inventory control. Content progresses from simple systems to more complex models; numerous examples of solved problems and short case studies explore a variety of situations and organizational settings; and appendices provide additional extensions and supporting logic on particular topics. For practitioners and advanced students involved in operations, inventory control, production control, and physical supply in manufacturing.

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Contents

FORECASTING AND MARKET ANALYSIS
34
DETERMINISTIC MODELS
90
BatchType Production Systems
120
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