The book is divided into two sections: Section 1 - Introduces the subject as a whole and describes the key generic tools and techniques to support the manufacturing organisation. Section 2 - Modern planning and control methods at a detailed level.

Key Features

*Each chapter begins with a summary of key points and objectives to aid learning *Case studies included throughout to illustrate the key elements of the text in a practical context *Introduces a range of systems and management topics supported by examples and case studies


Undergraduate engineering students and practitioners working in industry. Undergraduate courses in manufacturing, mechanical engineering and management. courses in general. Practical use in industry.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Introduction; Section 1 - The Manufacturing Enterprise; Manufacturing systems; Financial accounting; Management accounting; Management of Design; Exercises; Section 2 - Information Systems in Manufacturing; Introduction to systems analysis; System design; Data analysis; Databases; Business process re-engineering; Exercises; Section 3 - Quantitative Methods; Probability and statistics; Forecasting; Optimisation; Evaluating alternatives; Simulation; Project management; Exercises; Section 4 - Planning Scheduling and Logistics; Open-loop control systems; Closed loop MRP; Master production scheduling; Finite and infinite capacity planning; Just in time; Quality; Plant management; Exercises; Index


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About the authors

D. K. Harrison

D. K. Harrison is the Assistant Head of Department for the Department of Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

D. J. Petty

D. J. Petty is a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering, at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in Manchester, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK