1.1 Background to the Study
As a manager in a manufacturing company. It a more necessary than ever to improve tire overall productivity of lire operation ‘while such improvement requires an integrated dint involving all functional areas of the facility specific actions are requited within each functional area one of the functional areas in a manufacturing operation that is critical in the overall productivity of the company is material management The material management involves purchasing supplier management, material handling within the facility and extensive coordination among all functional areas of the facility in conjunction with material management sapiens, Jazayeri (1998).
Once the production process is under way the attention of the operations manager shifts to lire daily activities of material management the daily composes materials purchasing; inventory control and work scheduling;
Material management has a philosophy close to that of a modern marketing. In marketing the organization and its staff has to think in a marketing oriented way for example how will customer react to product change? What well be the effect car sates if we alter the packaging? With material management (he same principle apply the organization arid its entire staff have to consider their decision in relation to bow they will after it the material side of the boniness topics raider material management include purchasing. control, transportation material productions, planning stores, inventory control Beet (2001).
Therefore, the main point of materials management is to satisfy the need to all operating system such an manufacturing production line, promotional activities and physical d or times, it is the operation as the customer manager must work around the system till everything his and needs are satisfied . The material manager organization and it entire staff should however consider their decision in relation to how they will effect the materials side of the business. It is in view of the above stated facts that this study is being carried out using lop Bottling Company PlC Harm plant a manufacturing company to study the issue of material management