Accession Number:

ADA064866

Title:

A Decision Model and Data Collection Guide for Planning Change in Material Distribution Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

Technological advancements in materials handling systems and computer applications offer appealing solutions to the military material distribution system managers who are being forced to seek productivity improvements because of spiraling operating costs. However, these managers have little planning guidance and reference material to help them decide what to do. The purpose of this thesis is therefore to provide such help. A decision model is developed and suggestions are made for collecting data for use in the model. In addition, a summary of experiences of industry and military activities attempting to automate the materials handling functions is presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE