Making materials work for you
Anything is possible if you have all the materials and people to do the job available all the time. However there is a cost involved that is likely to prohibit a simple process of over purchasing materials, just in case they are required. The skill of management lies in having the right materials in the right place at the right time for people to use.
This theme identifies ways of determining materials requirements and purchasing procedures that support processes such as Materials Resource Planning (MRP) and Just In Time (JIT) production. Having got the materials, we then consider receipt, storage ...