Accession Number : ADA305886

Title :   An Analysis of the Criteria Required to Implement a Stockless Inventory Program at Naval Hospitals.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gaither, William R.

PDF Url : ADA305886

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The purpose of this research was to identify criteria which could be considered prior to implementation of a stockless inventory program at Naval Hospitals within the Continental United States. A stockless inventory program for the purposes of this thesis one in which a private Contractor provides comprehensive inventory services to include those functions performed by the personnel in the Materials Management Department as well as those performed by the individual departmental Supply clerks. The author examines the criteria used by civilian hospitals and then validates that criteria through structured interviews with Material Managers at CONUS-based Naval Hospitals. In addition, the author discusses potential reductions in FTEs within the Materials Management Department.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL RESEARCH, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *INVENTORY CONTROL, *HOSPITALS, *NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, MILITARY SUPPLIES, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MATERIALS, COMPARISON, CONTRACTORS, THESES, REDUCTION, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, CIVILIAN POPULATION, MEDICAL SERVICES, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, BENEFITS, PERSONNEL RETENTION, OFFICE PERSONNEL, INVENTORY ANALYSIS, INTERVIEWING, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE