Contiene: The context and importance of inventory management and production planning decisions. The nature and importance of inventories. Strategic issues in production planning and inventory management. Coping with the complex decisions of production planning and inventory management. Forecasting systems for production planning and inventory management. Traditional replenishment systems for managing individual-item inventories. An order quantity decision system for the case of approximately level demand. Individual-item decision rules for the case of a time-varying demand pattern. Decision systems for individual items under probabilistic demand. Decision rules and systems for special classes of items. Decision systems for managing the most important (class A) items. Decision systems for managing routine (class C) inventories. Decision rules for style goods and perishable items. Coordination of items in nonproduction contexts. Coordinated replenishments at a single stocking point. Planning and control in multiechelon inventory situations. Decision systems for the production context. An overall framework for decision making in production situations. Medium-range aggregate production planning. Production planning and scheduling in capacity-oriented process industries. Production planning, scheduling, and control in materials/labor-oriented fabrication/ assembly situations. Synthesis. Planning, implementation, control, and evaluation. Computerized systems.