Materials Management

ISBN Number : 978-93-5024-806-5

Student Price : Rs.198

Student Dollar Price : 8$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2011

No. Of Pages : 234

Book Weight :0

About The Book

Management of materials in most organisations is crucial to their sucess because the cost of purchasing, storing, preserving, moving and shipping materials account for over half of the product`s cost. Improving productivity is a major factor in facing the challenge of competition and this involves driving down the cost of all aspects of business activities, especially in the area of materials. The importance of materials in an organisation and performance has resulted in the development of an organised body of knowledge on how to manage materials. This discipline is known as materials management.

Efficient and effective management of materials has become the key to achieve higher productivity levels, especially in manufacturing organisations producing tangible goods, both consumer and industrial goods.

This book is organised into eight chapters to cover the syllabus of BBA degree program offered by West Bengal University of Technology. However this book may prove useful for the students of BBA or BBM degree program of any other university in India. The book consists of exhibits, box illustrations, solved problems and review questions which are the special features of this book.

 

Book Content of Materials Management

Chapter 1 : Introduction to Materials Management
Chapter 2 : Materials Requirement Planning and Budgeting
Chapter 3 : Purchasing Management
Chapter 4 : Vendor Development
Chapter 5 : Legal Aspects of Purchasing
Chapter 6 : Stores Management
Chapter 7 : Inventory Management
Chapter 8 : Evaluation of Materials Management

About The Author

K. Shridhara Bhat, a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering with postgraduate diploma in Industrial Management and Master`s degree in Business Administration is currently engaged in part-time teaching as a visiting professor and consultancy in the field of management education and industry.

Earlier, he worked as Professor and Head of the Department of Management Studies, East Point College of Engineering and Technology and BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore during the period of 1994 to 2005.

Before taking up teaching profession, he served Bharat Electronics for a period of about 26 years in the areas of Production and Operations Management, Materials Management, Research and Development, Human Resource Management, etc.

He has authored books in subjects such as – Production and Operations Management, Total Quality Management, Materials Management, Inventory Management, Business Process Reengineering, Operations Research and Quantitative Techniques, Management and Behavioural Processes, World-class Manufacturing, Logistics Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, etc.

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