Introduction to Materials Management, 8th edition

  • Steve Chapman
  • Tony K. Arnold
  • Ann K. Gatewood
  • Lloyd M. Clive


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.


Helps readers understand all elements of production planning and control, and how they fit together.

Introduction to Materials Managementcovers all the essentials of modern supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution. Clearly written and exceptionally user-friendly, it’s content, examples, questions, and problems lead students step-by-step to mastery. 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.


Table of contents


1.     Introduction to Materials Management

2.     Production Planning System

3.     Master Scheduling

4.     Material Requirements Planning

5.     Capacity Management

6.     Production Activity Control

7.     Purchasing

8.     Forecasting and Demand Management

9.     Inventory Fundamentals

10.  Order Quantities

11.  Independent Demand Ordering Systems

12.  Physical Inventory and Warehouse Management

13.  Physical Distribution

14.  Products and Processes

15.  Lean Production

16.  Total Quality Management



Published by Pearson (January 8th 2016) - Copyright © 2017