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*Each chapter begins with a summary of key points and objectives to aid learning
• Case studies included throughout to illustrate the key elements of the text in a practical context
• Introduces a range of systems and management topics supported by examples and case studies
There are many textbooks for IT professionals. Similarly, there are many operations management texts aimed at managers. There are few however, that bridge the gap between these two areas. This text has the objective of addressing the needs of the manager who has to be able to understand and operate planning and control systems.
The book is divided into two sections:
Section 1 - Introduces the subject as a whole and describes the key generic tools and techniques to support the manufacturing organisation.
Section 2 - Modern planning and control methods at a detailed level.
Audience: Undergraduate engineering students and practitioners working in industry. Undergraduate courses in manufacturing, mechanical engineering and management. courses in general. Practical use in industry.
Foreword; Introduction; Section 1 - The Manufacturing Enterprise; Section 2 - Information Systems in Manufacturing; Section 3 - Quantitative Methods; Section 4 - Planning Scheduling and Logistics; Index