Accession Number : AD0427071


Title :   INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTEGRATED SUPPLY SUPPORT: AN INFORMATION ANALYSIS CASE STUDY,


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Nelson,H W ; Shelton,W V


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : This Memorandum discusses the management information required to support a responsive, integrated supply-support system. Emphasis is placed on the examination of policy intent in order to establish the value of information. To provide specific guidance for management information system design, it is impossible to discuss performance criteria realistically out of context of its association as a component of management, and as a resource related to alternative resources. The requirements computation process is of central importance in integrated support operations. Management capability is a resource of the logistic system. Within a defined range, this resource is an alternative to such other resources as inventory, repair, or transportation in providing a given level of support. Management capability is, in most instances, less expensive than the alternative resources. Management capability is a function of the policies structure and the supporting management information system. Both of these ingredients are essential, neither alone is sufficient. The information foundation is a prerequisite to attaining the potential support value available from integrated support operations. On the other hand, unless support operations are viewed as an integrated process, the necessary information structure cannot be defined. (Author)


Descriptors :   MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , LOGISTICS , PROCUREMENT , LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS , OPERATION , TRANSPORTATION , MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT , DISTRIBUTION(ECONOMICS) , TABLES(DATA)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE