Accession Number : ADA142838


Title :   Small Computer Applications for Base Supply.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Howard,P M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a142838.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 256


Abstract : The small computer has been introduced into many organizations, large and small, computerized and non-computerized, with generally excellent results. Productivity enhancements have been observed, as have improved data processing capabilities. The range of small computer applications are documented in a literature review, which emphasizes their versatility and proving that small computers are a multifaceted tool available to the manager. The Air Force has recently recognized the small computer's capabilities and has taken some positive steps in utilizing the small computer. However, these steps have not yet placed the small computer in large numbers at the base level manager's disposal, nor has there been widely distributed research on small computer utilization at base level organizations. This research effort studies whether small computers and commercial software can assist a base level supply activity accomplish tasks with greater speed and more accuracy, which could provide increased productivity. In addition, the thesis addresses specific problems encountered, conclusions from the research effort, and provides future recommendations. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *DATA MANAGEMENT , *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , DATA BASES , DATA PROCESSING , MILITARY SUPPLIES , MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , DISTRIBUTION , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , THESES , INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , PRODUCTIVITY , MICROCOMPUTERS , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , UTILIZATION , INFORMATION PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE