Just-In-Time Inventory Management; Application and Recommendations for Naval Hospital, Oakland.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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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.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies