Accession Number:

ADA386924

Title:

A Periodic Review Inventory Policy for Small Military Hospitals

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

We report on potential transportation, administrative, and inventory savings through an extended partnership between military hospitals and commercial prime vendors. We develop a simulated Q,r inventory model that incorporates inventory management concepts of optimal reorder points and quantities, and then compare the results to a periodic order policy. We compare the policies with a simulation that considers the effects of integrating inventory management, shipping, and invoice processing with the Prime Vendor. Our results suggest that small military hospital may benefit from a periodic order policy.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE