ISBN 9780074516508,Purchasing And Materials Management

Purchasing And Materials Management



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9780074516508

ISBN-10 0074516507


Number of Pages 463 Pages
Language (English)


The book gives a balanced presentation on the concepts and applications of Purchasing and Materials Management. Apart from theoretical concepts, a separate section covering nine actual case studies on infrastructure sectors like power, transport, coal, oil, refining, heavy electrical and fertilizers is provided to enhance the analytical skills of the reader. Examples are quoted from the Indian Industrial Environment. The book meets the complete syllabi requirements of management students. It would also be useful to practicing executives interested in purchase, projects, materials, inventory, warehousing, cost reduction, production planning and contract management. Salient Features A special feature of the book is the presentation of the subject matter in a condensed from near the end of every chapter as "A to Z ways". The second part of the book consists of nine case studies on the infrastructure industries like electricity, transportation, coal oil refinery etc. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1. Materials: The Profit Center Chapter 2. Organization of Materials Function Chapter 3. Materials Planning Chapter 4. Right Information System Chapter 5. Materials Management and Computers Chapter 6. Cost Reduction by Codification Chapter 7. Standardization and Materials Management Chapter 8. Value Analysis and Materials Management Chapter 9. Role of Learning Curve in Materials Management Chapter 10. Music - 3D View of Materials Management Chapter 11. Training for Materials Managers Chapter 12. Financial Aspects in Materials Management Chapter 13. Financial Discipline of Inventories Chapter 14. Inventory Management and EOM Chapter 15. P & O Systems of Inventory Chapter 16. Warehousing Management Chapter 17. Stock Valuation and Verification Chapter 18. Disposal of Obsolete and Scrap Items Chapter 19. Ordering Systems Chapter 20. Purchasing Cycle Chapter 21. Right Price Chapter 22. Right Time of Buying Chapter 23. Right Method of Materials Handling Chapter 24. Right Mode of Transport Chapter 25. Right Quality Chapter 26. Right Source Chapter 27. Right Buyer-Seller Relations Chapter 28. Vendor Rating Chapter 29. Negotiations Chapter 30. Legal Aspects of Buying Chapter 31. Contract Management Chapter 32. Insurance: Risk Management Chapter 33. Import Substution Chapter 34. International Buying Chapter 35. Canalization Chapter 36. Public Buying Chapter 37. Project Purchases Chapter 38. Network Analysis and Buying Chapter 39. Make-Buy-Lease Chapter 40. Buying Under Uncertainty Chapter 41. Spare Parts Management Chapter 42. Ethics in Materials Management Chapter 43. Evaluation of Materials Function Chapter 44. Ganapathy Ram Electricity Board Chapter 45. Ganapathy Ram Industries Chapter 46. Ganapathy Ram Bus Transport Corporation Chapter 47. Ganapathy Ram Gasoil Chapter 48. Ganapathy Ram Electricals Chapter 49. Ganapathy Ram Refinery Chapter 50. Ganapathy Ram Sales Incorporation Chapter 51. Ganapathy Ram Fertilizers Chapter 52. Ganapathy Ram Colleries Select Bibliography Index