Accession Number : ADA305725

Title :   Potential Applicability of Just-In-Time Inventory Management Within the Navy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Giacoman, Rebeca M.

PDF Url : ADA305725

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : There is growing concern over inventory management policies within the Navy as well as questions as to how to improve supply management efficiency. Just-in-time is an inventory management system that has enabled private industries to reduce inventories and waste to become more efficient and profitable. The primary focus of this study is to determine the potential for JIT application within the Navy based on certain criteria necessary for a successful JIT system. Navy organizations are categorized and certain aspects of their resupply functions are analyzed to determine the appropriate inventory management system. A comparison is made of the Navy inventory management system to the elements of a JIT resupply system. An assessment is made to determine eligibility of Navy operations for a JIT inventory management system. Finally, a case study of Naval Aviation Depot North Island, an organization that exhibits potential for JIT, is examined for the specific conditions necessary to permit a JIT resupply system. The study of the NADEP reveals a viable potential for a JIT system within the component repair function. Further research involving review of the current inventory management procedures for the NADEP is recommended.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY SUPPLIES, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *INVENTORY CONTROL, *NAVAL PROCUREMENT, POLICIES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, EFFICIENCY, THESES, REPAIR, CASE STUDIES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, PROFITS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE