This casebook is intended to be used as a companion to the textbookIntroduction to Materials Management.However, its usefulness is not limited to this particular text. The cases are designed as examples of the problems that production and inventory management professionals face throughout their working lives. Students of these cases are typically undergraduates in an introductory course, but the cases also could be used in an introductory course in the master's program, especially with supplemental questions. This casebook is written to take the student beyond the problems included inIntroduction to Materials Management.Most chapters have cases, and some cases bridge more than one chapter. Also, the cases vary in level of difficulty, with the more challenging cases requiring the student to think about the management issues involved in their decisions on the job. In all cases, the student has to think beyond the pure "formula application" problem typically found in many textbooks. Generally, the cases will force students to apply multiple concepts and to consider the solution in the context of the situation as opposed to merely finding an answer. Each of us brings to thisIntroduction to Materials Management Casebookextensive experience in manufacturing and many years of full-time teaching. We welcome your feedback on the content in this text. We would also like to thank the reviewers of this text: Doug Kopscik, Greenville Technical College; Daniel C. Steele, University of South Carolina; Mehran Hojati, University of Saskatchewan; and Dan Ost, Fox Valley Technical College.Arnold, J. R. Tony is the author of 'Introduction to Materials Management Casebook', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131148482 and ISBN 0131148486.