Accession Number : ADA306117

Title :   JIT Purchasing. A Guide for Successful Implementation Within the DoD.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : McPeak, Michael B.

PDF Url : ADA306117

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : Just-In-Time purchasing is a materials management system that has been successfully implemented in various commercial and Government entities in recent years. The major issue in this thesis is: 'What are the elements that ensure successful implementation outcomes between the Government purchasing offices and various commercial contractors?' The objective is to determine the critical elements for implementing a Just-In-Time purchasing operation. The intent is to provide a guide for implementing Just-In-Time purchasing so other agencies can duplicate the success of this process. The Just-In-Time purchasing process substantially reduces inventories through electronic order placement, long-term contracts, and direct delivery from the vendor to the user. The Department of Defense can capture these benefits by implementing Just-In-Time purchasing in all Government purchasing offices.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, DELIVERY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, CONTRACTORS, THESES, USER NEEDS, GUIDANCE, VENDORS, TIMELINESS, INVENTORY ANALYSIS, MATERIALS HANDLING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE