AVINASH K. CHITALE, PPhD, is Academic Advisor, and former Director, GovindramSeksaria Institute of Management and Research, Indore. Earlier, he has been Professor and Head in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Shri GovindramSeksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS), Indore. Dr. Chitale has authored five books, including the present title, which have been published by PHI Learning. In a career spanning over four decades, Dr. Chitale has supervised about 80 Masters Dissertations and guided 15 Ph.D. theses in various areas of management and technology.
R.C. GUPTA, PhD, is Professor and Head, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, SGSITS, Indore. He is also a Fellow member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants (ICWA), Kolkata, and the member of Institution of Engineers (India). He is the co-author of Materials Management: Text and Cases and Product Design and Manufacturing, 6th ed., published by PHI Learning, Delhi.