Applied Materials Management

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SAGE, Dec 8, 2004 - Business & Economics - 191 pages
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Dealing with an important topic for all manufacturing units, this book discusses the procedures, policies and systems required to govern and monitor the systematic and cost-effective procurement of material and to manage related activities.

It deals in detail with the entire process of material management in its actual application. Key aspects focused on include: purchasing and how it works; sourcing the right material; management of inventories; international trade and materials management; and the logistics of material management.

 

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Contents

Introduction
15
1 Related Cost of Outright Purchase
51
Sourcing the Right Material
56
1 Supplier Control Directory
58
2 Control Checks on Items and Suppliers
64
Inventory Management
75
1 Stores Ledger Inventory Valuation
86
Overseas Procurement in Materials
97
Further Related Issues in Overseas
130
1 Trade between Four Countries
144
Management of Transit Risks
153
1 Calculation of Loss on a Wheat Consignment
159
Logistics of Material Movement
169
References
184
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S  Chatterjee  is  presently  a  member  of  faculty  in  the  Operations Management area at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad.  He  is a  Mechanical  Engineer  from  BITS,  Pilani,  and obtained a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and his Ph.D. from Barkatullah University, Bhopal. He began his professional career with TELCO, Pune, where he worked for two years in the production and maintenance departments. Dr Chatterjee then worked with BHEL, Bhopal, for over 17 years. In 2002, he shifted to an academic career and has been a guest faculty at IIM, Indore, and the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal. He has also conducted programmes on materials management for the Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi.  He now lectures widely on materials management and related subjects, and conducts regular programmes for ASCI in this area.

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