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Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management

Author(s)/Editor(s): Thomas E Vollmann, William L Berry, David C Whybark, F Robert Jacobs
Published By:
McGraw-Hill Companies

Pages in Print Edition: 598PP

Published: 01/13/2006
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Non members: $ 79.95


In today's manufacturing environment, decisions must be made immediately and with little time for on-the-spot research or second-guessing. More than at any time in the past, professionals must rethink virtually every aspect of this streamlined manufacturing approach--or risk being left behind in the newly urgent race to both cut costs and reduce time.

"Manufacturing Planning & Control Systems for Supply Chain Management," Fifth Edition provides the information and analysis you need to remain both current and competitive. Completely revised and updated, this authoritative and essential book covers the new and existing state-of-the-manufacturing-art in areas including:

Supply chain management Demand management

Sales and operations planning

Material requirements planning (MRP) Enterprise resource planning (ERP)

Production activity control

Inventory management

capacity planning and utilization

The customer is king in today's manufacturing environment, and meeting customer demands has become the chief imperative for manufacturing success. Let "Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management" provide you with the up-to-the-minute knowledge you need to meet those demands, and the details to meet them with dramatically greater speed and precision than your competitors.

The world of manufacturing is experiencing a top-to-bottom transformation of a magnitude not seen since Henry Ford introduced the assembly line. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems increasingly integrate all internal company activities and functions, including manufacturing planning and control (MPC) systems. Decision making is transferred to floor level teams. Efficiency-driven processes are now being combined with global, web-driven interconnectedness between suppliers and customers, where the focus is on efficiencies gained by managing elaborate supply chains and networks.

In all of this, today's customers set the manufacturing agenda, demanding increased speed, greater variety--and even a hand in the manufacturing process itself.