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Carol Ptak is currently freelancing and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence after years of executive management experience at PeopleSoft and IBM Corporation as well as many years of consulting expertise. Previously, Ptak served as the vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at PeopleSoft. Here she developed the concept of Demand Driven Manufacturing (DDM) as an overall product and marketing strategy to align product development, market awareness and demand generation. Her innovative approach is credited with significantly improving the company’s position in the manufacturing industry software market and earned her national recognition in publications such as CFO Magazine and the New York Times. Prior to her accomplished record at PeopleSoft, Ptak spent four years at IBM Corporation starting as a member of the worldwide ERP/SCM solutions sales team and quickly rising to the position of global SMB segment executive. From 1993-98, Ptak owned Eagle Enterprises, a consulting firm that promotes company-wide excellence through education and successful implementation.
Chad Smith is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Constraints Management Group (CMG: www.thoughtwarepeople.com), a services and technology company specializing in pull-based manufacturing, materials, and project management systems for mid-range and large manufacturers. Clients include LeTourneau Technologies, Boeing, Intel, Erickson Air-Crane, Siemens, IBM, The Charles Machine Works (Ditch Witch), and Oregon Freeze Dry. Chad and his partners have been at the forefront of developing and articulating Demand Driven MRP. Chad is also an internationally recognized expert in the Theory of Constraints (TOC).
My experience is bad. The images are blurred as I need to understand lot of calculation for this book. Pls give back my moneyPublished 8 months ago by sathya narayanan kumar
This is the bible of materials planning. It is not a quick how-to book that one can read in a week and be an expert. It can however serve as an in depth handbook for reference. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mr. Practical
A great book. With a simple way to explain each subject, and the new concept of DDMRP introduced in this third edition, worths gold.Published 17 months ago by Diego Alejandro Valencia Ramirez
I am gratuated from Industrial Engineering in 1991. I am a product of old thinking school, ie aware of MRP I and heard about MRP II, that is all. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Utkan Uluçay
For the last 15 years people have been trying to solve the forecasting and planning dilemma by using creative implementations of advanced planning and optimization systems (APS). Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ryan Rhoades