Accession Number : ADA255557


Title :   Productivity Improvement Opportunities at Navy Public Works Activities


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Dieffenbach, Richard J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255557.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 145


Abstract : The study identifies six principal opportunities for productivity improvement at Navy Public Works in-house maintenance activities: improving work assignment, increasing shop supervisor effectiveness, reducing long lunches and early quits (through understanding of work impediments as demotivational contributors), improving service order management, improving job order quality and miscellaneous opportunities. Activity productivity opportunity self-evaluation questions and methods are provided for each. Opportunities for productivity improvement are developed from a review of twenty-six completed Public Works productivity studies. Contributors to poor productivity are summarized and cross-referenced to their corresponding effects on the craft- person's time. Intrinsic task motivational theory is used to explain the widespread problem of craft-person returns for lunch to the shop. Key actions and results at specific Navy Public Works activities having documented productivity improvements are summarized.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT , *PRODUCTIVITY , *MOTIVATION , MAINTENANCE , NAVY , THESES , QUALITY , ALLOCATIONS , WORK , SUPERVISORS , SAMPLING , TIME , THEORY , JOBS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE