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Introduction to Total Materials/Logistics Management

  • Eugene L. Magad
  • John M. Amos
Part of the Chapman & Hall Materials Management/Logistics Series book series (COMMS)

Abstract

Materials/logistics (M/L) management is an organizational philosophy that has evolved through application of the systems approach to management, an approach that provides for integration of all management functions.1 A primary objective of this philosophy is to coordinate all business activities that are part of the materials cycle, from supplier through company operations and on to the customer. Materials/logistics management is an umbrella that integrates all the critical materials-related subfunctions and, as such, is a major company function, among such others as engineering, finance, and manufacturing (see Figure 1.1.)

Keywords

Customer Service Material Handling Inventory Control World Class Logistics Management 
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© Chapman & Hall 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene L. Magad
    • 1
  • John M. Amos
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Materials/Logistics ManagementWilliam Rainey Harper CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringKansas State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Engineering ManagementUniversity of Missouri-RollaUSA

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