Best Reference Books – Materials Management

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Materials Management subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Materials Management along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Materials Management subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Materials Management" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Materials Management, Procedures, Text and Cases” by Datta A K

“Materials Management, Procedures, Text and Cases” Book Review: The book addresses the various aspects of material management, procedures and methodologies. The book is divided into five parts. The last part is dedicated to case studies. The four parts cover various aspects of operations research, information systems, inventory management, logistics, purchase organization etc. The book contains twenty seven chapters in total. The chapters include end chapter conclusions, summaries and key points. The theory is explained with plenty of examples and illustrations. The book can be useful to management students as well as managers in the industry.

2. “Materials Management” by M Karthikeyan

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“Materials Management” Book Review: The book provides an introduction to the area of materials management. It is composed of ten chapters in total. The coverage of the book includes Introduction to Materials Management, Methods of Purchasing, Supplier Selection, Quality Considerations and Value Analysis, Purchasing Systems, Materials handling and Maintenance, Inventory types and classifications, Inventory Management, Order Quantity, Transportation, materials management in cooperatives etc. The book provides a thorough coverage of the various aspects of management and an insight into cooperative management. It can be of interest to engineering students in industrial and productions engineering as well as B-school students.

3. “Introduction to Materials Management” by J R Tony Arnold

“Introduction to Materials Management” Book Review: This text provides an introduction to materials management and the current techniques and technologies in the field. The book is organized into sixteen chapters. The coverage of the book includes Lean Production, Introduction to Process, Total Quality Management, Order Quantities, Inventory Fundamentals, Independent Demand Ordering Systems, Forecasting and Demand Management, Production Activity Control, Production Planning System etc. The chapters are supplemented with various examples, problems and assessment questions. Each chapter includes a summary containing the key points and a case study for practical understanding.

4. “Materials Management: An Integrated Approach” by Gopalakrishanan

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“Materials Management: An Integrated Approach” Book Review: The textbook deals with procedures and mathematical concepts surrounding material management while emphasizing on the Indian scenario. The book is divided into four parts. Part one takes a look at the policy aspects covering topics such as organization and control, materials research, ABC analysis, source selection etc. Part two discusses the concepts of purchasing management such as purchase systems, price forecasting, international purchasing etc. Part three elaborates on warehouse management with chapters on incoming materials control, stores management, value analysis etc. Finally, part four provides discussions on inventory management and techniques.

5. “Material Management” by K K Ahuja

“Material Management” Book Review: This textbook deals with the study of material management and its practical implementation in cooperatives. The coverage of the book includes Materials Management Organization, Structure of Materials Management, Organizing Materials Management Department, Planning and Analysis, Material Research Productivity, Value Analysis and Materials Management, Programme Evaluation and Review Techniques Applied to Materials Management, Electronic Data Processing, Production, Cost Reduction etc. The book also presents detailed discussions on Evaluation of Materials, Make or Buy Decisions, Materials Handling, Functions Quality Determination and Control Materials, Communications System, Inventory Management etc. The book can benefit students as well as industry practitioners.

6. “Handbook of Materials Management” by Gopalkrishnan P

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“Handbook of Materials Management” Book Review: The textbook provides an overview of various processes and applications of Materials Management. It addresses the concepts of Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management and Multimodal Transport. The coverage of the book spans over topics such as Materials Management Concepts, Identification of Materials, Inventory Management, Procurement of Materials, Warehousing and Logistics Management, Financial Issues in Materials Management, Organizational and Ethical Issues in Material Management and IT Integration and Performance Reporting in Material Management. The chapters are supplemented with diagrams, charts, photos and solved examples for better comprehension. Also included are end chapter problems for extensive practice.

7. “Materials Management a Supply Chain Perspective: Text and Cases” by Chitale

“Materials Management a Supply Chain Perspective: Text and Cases” Book Review: The textbook discusses the various aspects of materials management. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts such as classification, codification, specifications and also covers analysis of other factors such as inventory control, principles of purchasing, quality assurance and value analysis. The book is organized into a total of thirty three chapters. Some of the chapters present in the book are: Budgeting and Material Planning, Stores and Store Keeping, Storage Equipment, Principles of Materials Handling, Make or Buy Decisions, Buyer-seller Relationship, Negotiation, Disposal of Surplus, Obsolete and Scrap, Performance Appraisal of Materials Department etc. The book can be of interest to undergraduate or postgraduate students in industrial engineering as well as management students.

8. “Purchasing and Materials Management” by Patidar Jeet

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“Purchasing and Materials Management” Book Review: The book provides an introduction to the concepts and principles of purchasing, classification, codification, specifications and standardization of materials. The coverage of the book includes Material Management , Integrated Materials Management, Computer Application and system Analysis for Material Management, Standardization and variety Reduction, Classification and Codification of Materials, Materials Planning and Budgeting, Stores and Stores Management, Automatic Storing and Warehousing, Stores in Stock Yards, Preservation of Materials, Materials Handling, Inventory Planning and Control, Inventory Management Models and Selective Inventory Control. The book can benefit engineering students in productions and industrial management as well as BBA and MBA students.

9. “Introduction to Materials Management” by J R Tony Arnold

“Introduction to Materials Management” Book Review: This text provides an introduction to materials management and the current techniques and technologies in the field. The book is organized into sixteen chapters. The coverage of the book includes Lean Production, Introduction to Process, Total Quality Management, Order Quantities, Inventory Fundamentals, Independent Demand Ordering Systems, Forecasting and Demand Management, Production Activity Control, Production Planning System etc. The chapters are supplemented with various examples, problems and assessment questions. Each chapter includes a summary containing the key points and a case study for practical understanding.

10. “Materials Management” by A K Singh

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“Materials Management” Book Review: The book provides the latest information and techniques of materials management that can help the students in productions and industrial engineering as well as mechanical engineering. The book consists of eight chapters in total. The coverage of the book includes Time and Motion Study Practical, Industrial Engineering, Stores Management, Purchase Organization, Forecasting, Inventory etc. After covering essential concepts in various chapters, one whole chapter is dedicated to problems to which solutions are also provided. The theory is explained with the help of diagrams, graphs and illustrations.

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