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Introduction to Total Materials Management

  • Eugene L. Magad
  • John M. Amos
Part of the Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (COMMS)

Abstract

Materials 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 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 Material Management Physical Distribution 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene L. Magad
    • 1
  • John M. Amos
    • 2
  1. 1.William Rainey Harper CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Center for Applied EngineeringUniversity of Missouri-RollaUSA

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