Accession Number : AD0475281

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF A NAVY APPLICATION OF NUMERICAL CONTROL.

Descriptive Note : Mater's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Piazza, Thomas J.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Numerical control, a recent automation innovation, has been lauded for its advantages in reducing production costs. The application of numerical control to one facet of the Navy inventory management has been examined with a view to using numerical control programs in lieu of stock for certain items. The study concludes that the method proposed presents a practicable method of reducing total inventory management costs but not without the involvement of an element of risk and that numerical control standardization of machines and languages has not progressed to the degree that the method is practical now. (Author)

Descriptors :   , (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*INVENTORY CONTROL, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES), COSTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTERS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, PRODUCTION, MACHINE TOOLS, DATA PROCESSING, AUTOMATION, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, IDENTIFICATION, CLASSIFICATION, PUNCHED TAPE, NUMBERS, CONTROL, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Operations Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE