Accession Number : AD0475364


Title :   A SURVEY OF THE 3 M SYSTEM.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Kearns, James T


Report Date : Jan 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : In recent years the management of Navy maintenance and material resources has been lagging behind technological progress. Decision makers have been unable to obtain the information necessary to exercise proper control over operational requirements, and the existing maintenance organization could not provide answers to questions concerning systems readiness in relation to manpower, material, and time expenditures. A new program, the Standard Navy Maintenance Management System (SNMMS), was designed to improve over-all readiness. Data used in this study was gathered from Navy, Air Force, and management sources. Contemporary techniques were synthesized and compared to those being used within SNMMS. The 3 M System is a highly desirable improvement in Navy maintenance. Although a few fundamental weaknesses do exist, a commendable level of total systems analysis was achieved during its development stage. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE , *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , NAVAL OPERATIONS , COMPUTERS , STANDARDIZATION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , INDUSTRIAL TRAINING , DECISION MAKING , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , AUTOMATION , ERRORS , DATA PROCESSING , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , DOCUMENTS , SCHEDULING , NAVAL PERSONNEL , COLLECTING METHODS , DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , NAVY


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE