November 2002


Integrated approach to materials management: a case study

Business process re-engineering provided a substantial improvement to this function

Dey, P. K., University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

The materials management function is always a major concern to management of any industrial organization, since high inventory and an inefficient procurement process significantly affect profitability. Problems multiply due to the current dynamic business environment in many countries. Hence, existing materials planning and procurement process and inventory management systems require a review. This article shows a radical improvement in the materials management function for an Indian petroleum refinery through business process re-engineering (BPR) by analyzing the current process, identifying key issues, deriving paradig

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