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


Automation has made materials/logistics management a dynamic operation during the entire materials cycle, from procurement through shipment, requiring, for example, full lot/location traceability. With automation, full “dock to stock” tracking is required, even in the often overlooked functions of receiving, inspection, materials disposition, and in process storage. Automation has changed the way materials/logistics management operates in the organization requiring new managerial techniques such as system analysis, MIS, expert system, AI, Neural Network, and EDI, which are discussed in this chapter.


Machine Tool Computer Numerical Control Management Information System Flexible Manufacturing System Material Handling 
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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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