The content of this course was developed by Tony Arnold, CFPIM, CIRM, and Lloyd Clive, CFPIM, both professors of business administration who, besides having worked in industry, have many years of classroom experience with material management subject matter. They are the authors of Introduction to Materials Management. This course builds on both their practical and theoretical knowledge. The subject matter presentation was made by Henry Alex Hutchins, CFPIM, CIRM, Procurement and Supply Seminars, an individual with more than twenty years of industrial experience divided among communications, training, and production control. Among his many activities, he directed the development and implementation of MRP applications to remanufacture and assemble the solid rocket boosters for America's Space Shuttle.