Section 1. The context and importance of inventory management and production planning. 1, The importance of inventory management and production planning and scheduling. 2, Frameworks for inventory management and production planning and scheduling. 3, Forecasting models and techniques -- Section 2. Replenishment systems for managing individual item inventories within a firm. 4, Order quantities when demand is approximately level. 5, Lot sizing for individual items with time-varying demand. 6, Individual items with probabilistic demand -- Section 3. Special classes of items. 7, Managing the most important inventories. 8, Managing slow-moving and low-value (Class C) inventories. 9, Style goods and perishable items -- Section 4. Managing inventory across multiple locations and multiple firms. 10, Coordinated replenishments at a single stocking point. 11, Multiechelon inventory management. 12, Coordinating inventory management in the supply chain -- Section 5. Production management. 13, An overall framework for production planning & scheduling. 14, Medium-range aggregate production planning. 15, Material requirements planning and its extensions. 16, Just-in-time, optimized production technology and short-range production scheduling. 17, Summary.