materials management


A field of management that focuses on all aspects of obtaining and handling the tangible inputs and outputs of production processes. Materials management includes responsibilities such as procurement, waste disposal, hazardous materials accountability, quality assurance and control, setting standards, and cataloging inventory. Also called materials planning.

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You need to make sure that you are good at materials management so that you are getting the resources you need.

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The man indicated on his resume that he has 5 years experience in materials management when he applied for this position.

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While he was an expert with accounting and human resource issues, he lacked the materials management experience necessary to oversee a large-scale project in the field.

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