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Supply Chain Focused Manufacturing Planning and Control, 1st Edition

  • W.C. Benton
  • ISBN-10: 1133586716
  • ISBN-13: 9781133586715
  • 512 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Present the latest updates to the manufacturing and control paradigm, including the challenges and opportunities posed by supply chain management and sustainability trends, with Benton's SUPPLY CHAIN FOCUSED MANUFACTURING & PLANNING CONTROL. This unique text offers a new approach for your course as the book parallels the objective of supply-chain focused manufacturing planning and control systems within businesses today. The author uses his extensive expertise and an abundance of actual examples to skillfully demonstrate how successful businesses design products to be manufactured at the right time, in the right quantities, and following quality specifications in the most cost-efficient manner.


  • NEW APPROACH PRESENTS THE LATEST MANUFACTURING AND CONTROL PARADIGM: W.C. Benton's unique book offers a new, contemporary approach for your course. The text focuses on the evolution of manufacturing planning and control, supply-chain-manufacturing integration, lean manufacturing, information technology, remanufacturing, and fully integrated adaptive manufacturing systems.

  • REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS EXEMPLIFY PRINCIPLES IN ACTION: Author Dr. Benton draws upon years of successful teaching experience, unmatched research and industry proficiency to deliver compelling content based on real situations that actual companies face every day. Practical, timely examples throughout the book present the challenges and opportunities posed by supply chain management and sustainability trends today.

  • UNSURPASSED COVERAGE OFFERS FOCUS LIKE NO OTHER TEXT: The primary objective of this book parallels the objective of supply-chain manufacturing within businesses today. Students see how successful businesses manufacture products at the right time and in the right quantities with a focus on meeting quality specifications in the most cost-efficient manner. No other textbook available today provides as much serious consideration to these important concepts. The comprehensive glossary of terms is another unique feature of this textbook compared to other manufacturing planning and control textbooks. This Glossary also synchronizes the textbook with the APIC educational mission.


"The real world examples provided are excellent and this should help students understand the implementation aspects well."
— Srinivas Talluri, Michigan State University

About the Author

W.C. Benton

W.C. Benton, Jr. is the Dean's Distinguished Research Professor, Edwin D. Dodd Professor of Management and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He teaches courses in the Business of Healthcare, Purchasing/Supply Management, Manufacturing Planning and Control, Operations Analysis, and Facility Design. Dr. Benton has been ranked number one out of 753 operations management researchers for his quality and quantity of research. He has written more than 120 articles covering health care performance issues, economics of cardiovascular surgery, purchasing management, inventory control, supply chain management, quality assurance, and materials management. He is published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, American College of Physician Executives, Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, IEE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and many other professional journals. Dr. Benton serves as associate editor for the Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Business Logistics and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Supply Chain Management. He is also a Special Issue Editor for the European Journal of Operational Research and a research panel member for the Engineer and Manufacturing Divisions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Forecasting Demand.
3. Sales and Operations Planning/Aggregate Production Planning.
4. Master Production Planning.
5. Supply Chain Focused Inventory Management.
6. Materials Requirements Planning/Push Production Systems.
7. JIT/Lean Production/Pull Production Systems.
8. Push and Pull Production Systems.
9. Capacity Requirements Planning.
10. Production Planning and Control for Remanufacturing.
11. Managing the Outsourcing Planning and Control System.
12. Executing the Manufacturing Planning and Control System.
Appendix A: Quantity Discounts and Supply Chain Integration.
Appendix B: Glossary for Manufacturing Planning and Control Definitions.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285088859 | ISBN-13: 9781285088853)

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