Introduction to Materials Management is on APICS -The Educational Society for Resource Management's recommended list for use in several courses and is used by production and inventory control societies on all five continents. Introduction to Materials Management is an introductory text written for students in community colleges and universities. The text is used in technical programs, such as industrial and manufacturing engineering; in business programs; and by those already in industry. Introduction to Materials Management covers the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution. The book has been especially recognized for its simple, straightforward writing style. New content in the fifth edition: Supply chain metrics coverage in Chapter 1 New ERP coverage in Chapter 2, "Production Planning System" New vendor-managed inventory and organizational implications of supply chain management sections in Chapter 7, "Purchasing" Production lead time/demand lead time ratio in Chapter 8, "Forecasting" New methods of evaluating inventory section in Chapter 9, "Inventory Fundamentals" Performance metrics, lean production, and poke-yoke in Chapter 15, "Just-in-Time Manufacturing" New other quality control tools section in Chapter 16, "Total Quality Management" Coverage of first in, first out (FIFO); last in, first out (LIFO); average cost; and standard cost added to Chapter 9, "Inventory Fundamentals" Many figures modified in the end-of-chapter problems Index updated to include all key terms Other features: Margin icons note key concepts Key terms listed at the end of each chapter with chapter page cross-references Example problems within the chapters Chapter summaries Questions and Problems at the end of each chapter Chapter references to case studies in Introduction to Materials Management CasebookArnold, J. R. Tony is the author of 'Introduction to Materials Management', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131128743 and ISBN 0131128744.