Book Description: Vollman, Berry, Whybark and Jacobs', Manufacturing Planning & Control Systems, 5/e provides comprehensive real world based coverage of the concepts, tools, and methods used to manage and control manufacturing systems. This major revision contains four entirely new chapters and four thoroughly upgraded to nearly original content. ERP system coverage and the impact of them in the field is covered now in a new introductory chapter (4) as well as being integrated heavily into many other chapters from Sales and Operations Planning (3) to Advanced Scheduling Systems (16). Manufacturing Planning & Control Systems, 5/e continues to be organized in a flexible format, with the basic coverage in chapters 1-12 followed by advanced chapters that could be covered along with the basics, or skipped. Each chapter provides a managerial issues overview, then the detailed technical presentation, then examples of company implementations, then concluding principles.