*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.Harrison, D. K. is the author of 'Systems for Planning and Control in Manufacturing Systems and Management for Competitive Manufacture', published 2002 under ISBN 9780750649773 and ISBN 0750649771.