Accession Number:

ADA030242

Title:

The WRM Information System.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

293.0

Abstract:

In this research, an information system was developed which analyzes MAJCOM WRM data files. The system manipulates data in the RCS HAF LGS M 7107 report and the WCDO, WMP-V, and 2C data files to provide overage and shortage inventory information. Further, it provides an ability to compute WRM requirements for any unplanned contingency force and to compare those requirements with on-hand status information. The FORTRAN program was written to investigate the following research hypthesis given changes in a USAF general war or contingency plan, the response time in determining the adjustments to be made in WRM stockpiles can be reduced by automated analysis of WRM data files. Statistical and operational evaluations supported this hypothesis. The research also addresses several management information system design considerations used in developing the prototype system. The considerations differentiate data from information and suggest that automated analysis systems should produce information useful for managerial decision making. Included with the research are the computer program and instructions for its implementation and operation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE