Accession Number : AD0712693


Title :   INFORMATION SYSTEM DESIGN IN LARGE SCALE LOGISTIC SYSTEMS


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Durbin, E P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/712693.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1970


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : In a complex organization, an information system performs the same function as the nervous system in the human body. The paper deals with information systems used by managers and planners in very large organizations. Most attention in large systems has been directed at the transition between second and third generation computer equipment. Second generation systems are characterized by serial memory (tape units), sequential batch processing, and only one user at a time on the central processor. Third generation systems are characterized by direct access memory, various terminal options, multi- programming, and multi-user time sharing.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , COST EFFECTIVENESS , DATA PROCESSING , DECISION MAKING , FACTOR ANALYSIS , LOGISTICS , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE