Online from: 1971
Subject Area: Operations and Logistics Management
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|Title:||16. What is the Role of Purchasing and Materials Management?|
|Source:||International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 18 Iss: 2/3|
|pp:||64 - 66|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/eb014688 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||MCB UP Ltd|
|Abstract:||Materials management is sometimes called reverse distribution as it covers the input of materials required to satisfy distribution outputs. Good liaison between all functions is a prime component of the job, as is effective management of costly resources. Purchasing is one part of this logistics sub-system. It can contribute in a proactive manner, providing objectives and targets are set and shared.|
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