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Managing a Successful Materials/Logistics Management Operation

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

Abstract

During the past decade, materials/logistics managers have made considerable progress in the coordination and integration of their activities into the mainstream of the organization’s total operation. During this period, materials/logistics management has been recognized by other management groups as a vital part of an efficient and successful operation, not just something that can be considered as an afterthought. Materials/logistics managers still must take an aggressive role in making both these groups and top management recognize the importance of M/L management. There are many stories and situations, especially in the implementation and development of new production processes and new highly technical products, where disastrous results have occurred because M/L management was not involved in the initial planning stage of the projects.

Keywords

Inventory Level Flexible Manufacturing System Material Handling Total Quality Management Management Personnel 
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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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