A PRODUCTION PLANNING MODEL FOR A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY WITH MULTI-PRODUCTION FACILITIES.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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A decision model is formulated for the planning of production for a large centrally managed governmental agency with multi-production facilities. The concepts of linear economics and mathematical programming are utilized to develop the model as a single-period planning tool for the efficient allocation of resources and production effort. It is assumed that the governmental agency desires to optimize the conversion of its input resources to outputs for all its production facilities. Under this assumption, the two separate problems of effectiveness maximization and cost minimization for the agency as a whole are considered. The questions of data collection, parameter estimation, and management utilization of the model are also addressed. A specific formulation of the model is presented for the decision problem of the maintenance and overhaul of the major end items of equipment within the logistical system of the Marine Corps. Author
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis