Date of Award

Spring 5-1998

Document Type


Degree Name

Honors College

First Advisor

Pamela A. Miller

Second Advisor

Joyce W. O'Rourke

Third Advisor

Beverly Wade


The just-in-time (Jl'T) inventory management system is one which requires frequent deliveries ofmaterials, in fairly small quantities to the manufacturer, just in time for use in the manufacturing process. Since the introduction of this system by the Japanese in the 1980s, many U.S. firms have adopted the JfT philosophy in order to compete effectively with their Japanese counterparts. The purpose of this particular study is to ascertain whether the adoption rate of the Jl'I' system is high among Baton Rouge companies, and whether the companies that had not adopted the Jl'T system, planned to in the future.

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