Accession Number:

ADA439356

Title:

Prototyping a Web-Enabled Decision Support System to Improve Capacity Management of Aviation Training

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

2005-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

151.0

Abstract:

For organizations with training pipelines, this study offers insights to help identify and minimize undesirable effects that may result from often unavoidable demand variations within a resource- and time-constrained environment. The highly complex Naval aviation training process is used as a case study. However, any organization with a training pipeline may find this study to be useful. Within a training pipeline, like any resource constrained production line, variability may cause undesirable results to occur. Variability includes any change in the number of students to train, time-to-train, instructor availability, material availability, and other supporting factors. Undesirable effects may include delayed time-to-train, wasted valuable resources, reduced morale, reduced quality of training, or an increase in undesirable behaviors as a result of perceived production pressures. Wasted valuable resources can include human capital, money, material, and time. Although other sources of variability will be discussed, this study primarily examines the cause and effect relationships resulting from variations in the number of students to train. Potential solutions are explored.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE