This comprehensive research based, well received book, now in its Second Edition, continues to provide the most complete up-to-date coverage of the materials management discipline. It is the result of intensive and in-depth interactions of the authors with academic community, IIMM professionals as well as senior executives involved in materials, inventory, warehousing, logistics, supply chain, working capital and top management. This title reflects the wealth of experience gained by the authors in India and abroad in training, research, teaching and consultancy.
This well-organised comprehensive book clearly analyses all the concepts, processes and applications of Materials Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, and Multimodal Transport. It covers basic principles and practices concerning these areas as well as to its application in Indian conditions. This textbook describes the concept of integrated materials management with the help of diagrams, charts, photos and solved examples, covering all the aspects of materials management. It provides a number of solved practical problems and examples for better comprehension. The suggestions of practising professionals, academicians and researchers have been appropriately incorporated in this book. An attempt has been made to strike a balance between conceptual frameworks and practical aspects of materials and its management.
Intended primarily as a textbook for graduate students pursuing materials management courses in Indian universities, this comprehensive title will also serve as a ready reckoner for the executives practising in areas such as materials, logistics, SCM, purchase, warehousing and inventory management. The students of business management, engineering, Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) diploma and other related programs/courses will find this book extremely useful.
Preface Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgements
Section I: Materials Management Concepts
Section II: Identification of Materials
Section III: Inventory Management
Section IV: Procurement of Materials
Section V: Warehousing and Logistics Management
Section VI: Financial Issues in Materials Management
Section VII: Organisational and Ethical Issues in Material Management
Section VIII: IT Integration and Performance Reporting in Material Management
Bibliography Questions Index