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Integrated inventory management
Bernard, Paul, 1953-
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New York : John Wiley, [1999]

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xiv, 511 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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TS160 .B47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Integrated inventory management is a compelling approach that is driving many of the organizational changes in manufacturing today. This comprehensive manual covers the practical issues that must be dealt with when managing inventory. Author Paul Bernard, a systems manager for over 20 years and an active member of APICS, establishes the need for an inventory strategy that is integral to the business. Writing for practitioners, he provides a method for streamlining and connecting all aspects of inventory management, explaining how to implement projects, programs, and initiatives more effectively. Where other books on the subject address every aspect of inventory management as a stand-alone topic, Bernard describes each component in relation to all other aspects of the process, making inventory management more understandable from a practical perspective. Using his integral strategy concept, Bernard covers the translation of theory to practice throughout the book, with a heavy emphasis on tables, figures, and the unique inclusion of computer screens for illustration. Integrated Inventory Management is a thorough reference that offers even the most experienced professional a wealth of new information on the topic.
* Applicable to APICS' CIRM and CPIM certification questions.
* Provides actual company examples to illustrate the integral strategy.

Author Notes

Paul Bernard is the Manager of Systems Development in Rapistan's Distribution and Warehousing Operations organization. He is the author of numerous articles on inventory and project management, including a Romey Everdell Award winner. Bernard is serving on his fourth CPIM certification board of the APICS committee. Prior to joining Rapistan, Bernard worked with Westinghouse and Litton, spearheading an integrated inventory management approach in both companies.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Chapter 1 Having the Integral Strategy Choicep. 1
Chapter 2 Establish a Business Case for Changing the Status Quop. 30
Chapter 3 Integral Strategy Development Methodologyp. 67
Chapter 4 Project Management Is the Management of Interrelationshipsp. 122
Chapter 5 Inventory Systemp. 154
Chapter 6 Zero-Tolerance Inventory Count Accuracyp. 194
Chapter 7 Reorder Triggersp. 221
Chapter 8 Forecastingp. 243
Chapter 9 Order Quantitiesp. 285
Chapter 10 Safety Stockp. 339
Chapter 11 AS/RS Projectp. 380
Chapter 12 Market-Based Production Systemp. 438
Abbreviations and Terminologyp. 481
Bibliography and Referencesp. 485
Indexp. 491