An analysis of the criteria required to implement a stockless inventory program at naval hospitals
Gaither, William R.
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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.
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