Planning and control of work: the management of materials
Operations are in most organizations an important factor in both the successful delivery of the basic purpose and the total costs incurred. The purpose of this chapter is to review one particular resource and its links
-to these two factors. This resource is the material used by the organiza tion. In particular, the chapter addresses the following questions:
At the end of the chapter, the reader will have a sound understanding of the basic factors involved in managing the materials resource and will be prepared for the development of this subject in Chapter 8.