Cataloging-Tools-on-Line (CTOL) Automated Information System (AIS) economic Analysis
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OFFICE
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Current DLA cataloging operations use a manual information system to prepare new item requests and maintain existing cataloging transactions. This economic analysis assesses the economic feasibility of replacing the current manual operations with a Cataloging-Tools-On-Line CTOL Automated Information System AIS as a part of the Standard Automated Materiel Management System SAMMS modernization. This analysis is an update of the original economic analysis which was performed in August 1986. In the economic analysis, comparison analyses of costs and benefits are done between the current method of operation and the CTOL AIS proposal. Sensitivity analyses are performed on significant costs of the AIS proposal in order to address uncertainty in future cost estimates, and to determine what effect any variation in these costs will have on the payback period. Conclusions are drawn, based on the results of the economic analysis. A major goal of SAMMS is to improve the Federal Catalog Systems overall efficiency. Part of this goal is to improve SAMMS support to the five Defense Supply Centers DSCs, the Defense Personnel Support Center DPSC and the Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Center DIPEC. Thus, a Cataloging Tools On-Line CTOL Automated Information System AIS is under consideration. This state-of-the-art system is designed to include minicomputers with optical storage and workstations consisting of video display terminals, keyboards, and magnetic disk storage.
- Information Science
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Computer Systems