This book approaches manufacturing as a basic problem of making a desired end-product from bulk raw materials. It encompasses the entire gamut of activities from product concept to maintenance of past products in the field, and everything in between.
1. Introduction 2. The Context in Which Manufacturing Exists 3. The Manufacturing Function of an Enterprise 4. The Manufacturing Management Function 5. The Development Function 6. The Production Function 7. Production: The Plan for Manufacturing 8. Production: Budgets and Schedules 9. Production: Planning for Production 10. Production: Provision of Resources 11. Production: Obtain Production Materials 12. Production: Conversion of Materials into Products 13. Product Support Function 14. Data Processing in Manufacturing 15. The Manufacturing Function-Reassembled 16. Conclusion