MANUFACTURING PLANNING AND CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: The Definitive Guide for Professionals

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Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management is both the classic field handbook for manufacturing professionals in virtually any industry and the standard preparatory text for APICS certification courses. This essential reference has been totally revised and updated to give professionals the knowledge they need.

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I have the 5th edition of this book and it is by far the worst textbook I have ever had to deal with in my 5 years of college. The concepts are good, but the format and way the book is drawn out is completely detrimental to learning. My professor assigns homework from the problems at the end of each chapter and along with those assignments he also passes out sheets stating where the typos and misprints are in each problem he assigns. I could deal with this if it only happened once or twice, but this book is completely riddled with these problems. My other main problem with the book is with the math and figures. The math equations are so poorly formated that you don't know when you're dividing just one part of the equation or the whole thing. The figures usually end up using information from previous figures, and these are, more often than not, a few pages back. So you constantly have to go back and forth trying to see how they got to where they did, because you're definitely not going to figure it out with their meager explanations.
For all professors that are thinking about assigning this book to their class, I urge you to reconsider.
 

Contents

The MPC System Defined
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Chapter
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Evolution of the MPC System
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Thomas E. Vollman, Ph.D. (Switzerland) is a professor at IMD.

William L. Berry, D.B.A. (Columbus, OH) is a professor at Ohio State University.

David Clay Whybark, Ph.D. (Chapel Hill, NC) is a professor at the University of North Carolina.

F. Robert Jacobs, Ph.D. (Bloomington, IN) is a professor at Indiana University.

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