Accession Number:

ADA009287

Title:

Principal Component Analysis Applied to Measuring Efficiency and Effectiveness in Army Materiel Command Depots and Major Subordinate Commands.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

Data was analyzed for eleven different depots using the three efficiency indices, which are the productivity indices of manpower and dollars, and the Defense Integrated Measurement Engineering System DIMES index. The present composite level analysis using an averaging technique to determine the overall rankings for an activity is shown. This method is compared to rankings determined by principal component techniques. The sphericity test is applied to the correlation matrix obtained from the composite level data and results are shown. The conclusions are 1 the results of the sphericity test indicate that the three indices should all be used in calculating a composite level efficiency index and 2 the composite level index based on principal component analysis is better than the averaged composite index now in use.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE