Introduction to Materials Management (Prentice Hall international editions)

9780136988700: Introduction to Materials Management (Prentice Hall international editions)

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.


Introduction to Materials Management, Seventh Edition covers all the essentials of modern supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution. Clearly written and exceptionally user-friendly, its content, examples, questions, and problems lead students step-by-step to mastery. This edition’s extensive updates include: new techniques, technology, and case studies; reorganized and expanded coverage of lean production and JIT manufacturing; new information on sustainability and “green” production; use of INCOTERMS for global supply chains; revised end-of-chapter problems, and more. 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.

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About the Author:

Steve Chapman is an Associate Professor in the College of Management, N. C. State University.  He holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from The University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Operations and Strategic Management from Michigan State University.  In addition to his current academic position, he has served on the faculties of Eastern Michigan University, The University of Iowa, Duke University, and The University of North Carolina at both Greensboro and Chapel Hill.


Prior to his academic career, Steve held several positions in industry.  He has significant industrial experience, with positions including inventory analyst, inventory control supervisor, manager of manufacturing systems, production control manager, and materials manager.  He also was a senior system consultant with one of the “big eight” accounting and consulting firms.  He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.


Steve has published several articles in professional journals during the last several years, and is co-author of the books Introduction to Materials Management and Introduction to Materials Management Casebook.  He is also the sole author of the book Fundamentals of Production Planning and Control. 


He is also certified at the fellow level in production and inventory management (CFPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).  He also serves on the certification council for APICS, and chaired the development of the new certification module called “Basics of Supply Chain Management” and currently chairs the certification committee for the module “Strategic Management of Resources”.


Steve has been actively involved in consulting his entire academic career, including several long-term consulting engagements with numerous companies, including small and large companies as well as both service and manufacturing industries.


J.R. Tony Arnold, PE, CFPIM, CIRM, Professor Emeritus, Fleming College. Tony is a retired Professor of Business Administration at Fleming College of Applied Arts and Technology.  He was Founding Coordinator of the Materials Management program, responsible for program and course design and development. Tony worked for 16 years in various positions in industry before joining academia.  His experience included production planning and control; industrial, manufacturing and sales engineering; plant supervision in manufacturing.  Tony has designed courses and courseware used for both post-secondary students and people in the workforce.  These are based on both his theoretical and practical experience in all aspects of manufacturing, including manufacturing planning and control and inventory management. Tony is a Professional Engineer and has an MBA. He is  certified at the Fellow level by the American Production and Inventory Control Society,  and a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. 

Lloyd M Clive P.Eng, CFPIM, is a professional Engineer (Industrial) and Certified by APICS at the fellow level, with work experience at Johnson and Johnson, 3M and CP Rail. He currently serves as the Coordinator Materials Management and Distribution at Fleming College with over 20 years of teaching experience, specializing in the area of Production and Inventory Management. He has authored a number of courses in the field and is co-author of the CPIM course Basics of Supply Chain Management. He is an active member of APICS since 1983 and has served on both local and regional boards for most of that time.  He has presented various topics in Canada, the United States and Jamaica including 3 International Conferences and numerous regional conferences.

From the Back Cover:

Introduction to Materials Management is on APICS -The Educational Society for Resource Management's recommended list for use in several courses and is used by production and inventory control societies on all five continents.

Introduction to Materials Management is an introductory text written for students in community colleges and universities. The text is used in technical programs, such as industrial and manufacturing engineering; in business programs; and by those already in industry.

Introduction to Materials Management covers the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution. The book has been especially recognized for its simple, straightforward writing style.

New content in the fifth edition:
  • Supply chain metrics coverage in Chapter 1
  • New—ERP coverage in Chapter 2, "Production Planning System"
  • New—vendor-managed inventory and organizational implications of supply chain management sections in Chapter 7, "Purchasing"
  • Production lead time/demand lead time ratio in Chapter 8, "Forecasting"
  • New—methods of evaluating inventory section in Chapter 9, "Inventory Fundamentals"
  • Performance metrics, lean production, and poke-yoke in Chapter 15, "Just-in-Time Manufacturing"
  • New—other quality control tools section in Chapter 16, "Total Quality Management"
  • Coverage of first in, first out (FIFO); last in, first out (LIFO); average cost; and standard cost added to Chapter 9, "Inventory Fundamentals"
  • Many figures modified in the end-of-chapter problems
  • Index updated to include all key terms
Other features:
  • Margin icons note key concepts
  • Key terms listed at the end of each chapter with chapter page cross-references
  • Example problems within the chapters
  • Chapter summaries
  • Questions and Problems at the end of each chapter
  • Chapter references to case studies in Introduction to Materials Management Casebook

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