The JIT procurement first appeared in Japan. It is a progressive means of procurement to reach the goal of none inventory, defect and breakdown. It can reduce costs of procurement, inventory and transportation and improve the level of management in building materials company. At present, there are few companies in building materials field implementing the JIT when they purchase. Most of them is using the traditional ways to purchase. JIT procurement is acting positively in building materials company and it has a promoting future in this field. However the academic study of JIT’s application in such a field is few and is not comprihensive. The deep study of JIT procurement in builing materials company is necessary and valuable.
The paper introduce the JIT’s concept, priciple and features and the differences between the JIT procurement and the traditional ways of purchasing. It analysises the current situations and problems in building materials company. Combined with the features of JIT procurement, and discuss the significance of JIT procurement in building materials field. Finally, it probe the ways of implementing the JIT procurement and what it needs prepare.
The paper combines theoretical research method and pratical research method. It is divided into five sections. First, the JIT’s concept, pri ciple and features are discussed. Second, it analysis building materials company’s current situation and proposes its problems. Third, it discuss the JIT procurement’s advantages. Fourth, it gives the detail of implementing JIT. Finally, it states my own opinion of the implement of JIT procurement in building materials field.
The innovative point in this paper is that it is relativelly comprehensive in the research of JIT procurement of building materials.
Key words:JIT procurement; building materials; inventory