Accession Number:

ADA255557

Title:

Productivity Improvement Opportunities at Navy Public Works Activities

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-18

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

The study identifies six principal opportunities for productivity improvement at Navy Public Works in-house maintenance activities improving work assignment, increasing shop supervisor effectiveness, reducing long lunches and early quits through understanding of work impediments as demotivational contributors, improving service order management, improving job order quality and miscellaneous opportunities. Activity productivity opportunity self-evaluation questions and methods are provided for each. Opportunities for productivity improvement are developed from a review of twenty-six completed Public Works productivity studies. Contributors to poor productivity are summarized and cross-referenced to their corresponding effects on the craft- persons time. Intrinsic task motivational theory is used to explain the widespread problem of craft-person returns for lunch to the shop. Key actions and results at specific Navy Public Works activities having documented productivity improvements are summarized.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE