A Management Information System for Utilities Management in the Navy.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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Severe demands have been placed on available, low-cost energy sources and the result has been evidenced by rapidly increasing costs for utilities services. Consequently, utilities managers must have an efficient Management Information System MIS that will satisfy managerial information needs to assist in sound decision making. This thesis considers the various interpretations and purposes of information systems and emphasizes the close reliance on information for management planning and controlling. The existing procedures for utilities data collection, relating to quantities and costs, are analyzed with respect to complexities and shortcomings. A totally integrated MIS to aid in facilities management is determined to have promising potential. A proposed Utilities MIS is extracted from a total, complicated system and presented as a simplified version that is in consonance with the current environment. Author
- Information Science