The topics covered are: company fundamentals; sales and marketing; product innovation; sales forecasting; safety stocks and customer service; master plan formulation; master plan management; assemble-to-order; materials planning; MRP; shop floor control; APS; total quality; statistical quality control; Just-in-Time; purchasing and supply; finance and product costing; the stores and stock records; human resources; distribution and logistics. The Manufacturing Manager is the bible of manufacturing industry. It will serve managers as a tutor, reference and companion, and will assist them at every stage throughout their careers. "In this new book, Fintan Tallon addresses the validity of his previous thesis [Getting Down to Work - Creating Jobs in Your Community, 1993] to the current Irish "Tiger" economy and provides a deep insight into the widening gap between rich and poor in today's Ireland. He presents a unique vision of how our national wealth can be used to benefit all of the children of the nation while simultaneously developing the nation's ability to face the challenges that undoubtedly lie in the future.
His is a vision - one that can be used by urban and rural communities throughout our nation - of a new hope of restoring local economies, revitalising our ghost towns and villages, providing a greater sense of permanence to our rural communities and eliminating involuntary migration or emigration. In this, Fintan challenges all of the people of Ireland to take the shaping of their destiny into their own hands." From the Foreword by Michael Tiernan, Chairman, Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership