Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190500041339
Title: Economic order quantity (EOQ) versus just-in-time (JIT) purchasing: An alternative analysis in the ready-mixed concrete industry
Authors: Min, W.
Pheng, L.S. 
Keywords: Break-even point
Cost indifference point
EOQ
Holding capacity
Inventory facility
JIT
Issue Date: 2005
Source: Min, W.,Pheng, L.S. (2005). Economic order quantity (EOQ) versus just-in-time (JIT) purchasing: An alternative analysis in the ready-mixed concrete industry. Construction Management and Economics 23 (4) : 409-422. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190500041339
Abstract: The literature on the use of just-in-time (JIT) and economic order quantity (EOQ) purchasing has increasingly favoured JIT in recent years, especially when firms are purchasing to meet high and consistent levels of demand, and the JIT operation can take advantage of inventory physical plant space reduction. The theoretical advantages of JIT purchasing may have been overstated. Two new concepts are developed to underpin the idea that, even if the JIT approach can induce inventory physical plant space reduction, it is possible for EOQ to be more cost effective, as the inventory demand approaches the break-even point between the function of the annual holding capacity of an inventory facility and the function of the EOQ-JIT cost indifference point. The survey and case study conducted in the ready-mixed concrete industry in Singapore support this proposition. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.
Source Title: Construction Management and Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45640
ISSN: 01446193
DOI: 10.1080/01446190500041339
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