The Application of System Dynamics to A Managerial Model of Aeronautical Systems Division.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Models presently available to Air Force managers are restricted in their use to particular functional areas, e.g., manpower and cost-estimating models. Extensive research has indicated that useful and comprehensive managerial models of large, complex military organizations have not been developed. The purpose of this research is to develop a model of the managerial decision structure and important information, material, and fund flows which are directly relevant to ASDs mission planning and managing the acquisition of aeronautical systems, subsystems, and associated equipment. Such a model would aid in the top level policy-making process and in understanding the systems behavior. System dynamics appears to provide a most suitable methodology for this model development. This initial effort is limited to the development of 1 a general conceptual model of the process by which ASDs mission is now accomplished, and 2 a detailed operating model of one segment of the general model--the process of project management--providing an example of how the general model could be further developed. Author
- Administration and Management
- Fluid Mechanics