Accession Number : ADA261824

Title :   Just-In-Time Inventory Management; Application and Recommendations for Naval Hospital, Oakland.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kinney, Bill C. ; Symonds, Stephen B.

PDF Url : ADA261824

Report Date : DEC 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 148

Abstract : The purpose of this research was to provide recommendations to personnel at Naval Hospital, Oakland, in examining the applicability of a Just- in-Time (JIT) inventory management system. JIT is a philosophy that can be applied to inventory management operations to reduce waste, achieve cost savings, maximize space, and improve quality of care. In the healthcare environment, a prime vendor program is essential to a successful JIT program. With the advent of a prime vendor program at Naval Hospital, Oakland, the advantages offered by JIT become available. With diminishing budgets, material managers must adopt innovative practices that reduce resource requirements, while providing high quality care. JIT is an innovative approach to inventory management that has been successfully applied in the healthcare industry. The authors examine JIT and how this philosophy can further the goals of the prime vendor program and increase quality of care.

Descriptors :   *INVENTORY CONTROL, *SPACE(ROOM), *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, *SAVINGS, ROBOTICS, AUTOMATION, THESES, NAVAL RESEARCH, INVENTORY, VENDORS, QUALITY ASSURANCE

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE