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Small Computer Applications for Base Supply.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The small computer has been introduced into many organizations, large and small, computerized and non-computerized, with generally excellent results. Productivity enhancements have been observed, as have improved data processing capabilities. The range of small computer applications are documented in a literature review, which emphasizes their versatility and proving that small computers are a multifaceted tool available to the manager. The Air Force has recently recognized the small computers capabilities and has taken some positive steps in utilizing the small computer. However, these steps have not yet placed the small computer in large numbers at the base level managers disposal, nor has there been widely distributed research on small computer utilization at base level organizations. This research effort studies whether small computers and commercial software can assist a base level supply activity accomplish tasks with greater speed and more accuracy, which could provide increased productivity. In addition, the thesis addresses specific problems encountered, conclusions from the research effort, and provides future recommendations. Author
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