For courses in Materials Management, Production and Inventory Control, and Logistics taught in business and industrial technology departments of community colleges and universities.
This is the only text listed in the APICS—The Educational Society for Resource Management CPIM Exam Content Manual as the text reference for the Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) CPIM certification examination. Written in a simple and user-friendly style, it covers all the basics of supply chain management and production and inventory control.
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Steve Chapman is an Associate Professor in the College of Management, N. C. State University. He holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from The University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Operations and Strategic Management from Michigan State University. In addition to his current academic position, he has served on the faculties of Eastern Michigan University, The University of Iowa, Duke University, and The University of North Carolina at both Greensboro and Chapel Hill.
Prior to his academic career, Steve held several positions in industry. He has significant industrial experience, with positions including inventory analyst, inventory control supervisor, manager of manufacturing systems, production control manager, and materials manager. He also was a senior system consultant with one of the “big eight” accounting and consulting firms. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Steve has published several articles in professional journals during the last several years, and is co-author of the books Introduction to Materials Management and Introduction to Materials Management Casebook. He is also the sole author of the book Fundamentals of Production Planning and Control.
He is also certified at the fellow level in production and inventory management (CFPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). He also serves on the certification council for APICS, and chaired the development of the new certification module called “Basics of Supply Chain Management” and currently chairs the certification committee for the module “Strategic Management of Resources”.
Steve has been actively involved in consulting his entire academic career, including several long-term consulting engagements with numerous companies, including small and large companies as well as both service and manufacturing industries.
J.R. Tony Arnold, PE, CFPIM, CIRM, Professor Emeritus, Fleming College. Tony is a retired Professor of Business Administration at Fleming College of Applied Arts and Technology. He was Founding Coordinator of the Materials Management program, responsible for program and course design and development. Tony worked for 16 years in various positions in industry before joining academia. His experience included production planning and control; industrial, manufacturing and sales engineering; plant supervision in manufacturing. Tony has designed courses and courseware used for both post-secondary students and people in the workforce. These are based on both his theoretical and practical experience in all aspects of manufacturing, including manufacturing planning and control and inventory management. Tony is a Professional Engineer and has an MBA. He is certified at the Fellow level by the American Production and Inventory Control Society, and a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Lloyd M Clive P.Eng, CFPIM, is a professional Engineer (Industrial) and Certified by APICS at the fellow level, with work experience at Johnson and Johnson, 3M and CP Rail. He currently serves as the Coordinator Materials Management and Distribution at Fleming College with over 20 years of teaching experience, specializing in the area of Production and Inventory Management. He has authored a number of courses in the field and is co-author of the CPIM course Basics of Supply Chain Management. He is an active member of APICS since 1983 and has served on both local and regional boards for most of that time. He has presented various topics in Canada, the United States and Jamaica including 3 International Conferences and numerous regional conferences.
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