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
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