The complete cycle flow of materials, and the associated flow of information defined as this type of planning and control of the supporting functions. In typical sequence: (1) identification, (2) cataloging, (3) standardization, (4) need determination, (5) scheduling, (6) procurement, (7) inspection, (8) quality control, (9) packaging, (10) storage, (11) inventory control, (12) distribution, and (13) disposal, are these existing functions. Also known as materials planning.

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