Applied Materials Management

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SAGE Publications, Dec 8, 2004 - Business & Economics - 191 pages
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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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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