Accession Number : AD0650748

Title :   LOGISTICS INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C LOGISTICS RESEARCH PROJECT

Report Date : 24 FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : A proposed activity and several contemporary undertakings are described. A phased research undertaking spanning several years of effort is proposed with the objective of securing fundamental and durable improvements within that subdomain of information science which pertains to the management and use of large volume data files. A point of view is introduced which stresses the opinion of the authors -- that much of the difficulty which is connected with the employment of large volume files emanates from two sources, a lack of adequate attention to this aspect of data processing, and to questions of suitability of computer instruction sets. Several phases of effort are described, each being marked by its terminal event. These phases embody planning, research and experimentation and finally the embodiment of the principles evoked by the program in a realistic system environment. Concurrent programs of research in data processing are described in some detail. These research programs are concerned with activities of the following varieties: The use of associative memories as routine instruments of data processing; The construction of a direct access program library system; The construction of data loading and retrieval system for a family of direct access devices; The construction of a special programming system for use in connection with the study of transportation networks; The creation and exploitation of a problem solving program.

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), (*MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, *DATA PROCESSING), (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), NAVAL EQUIPMENT, NAVAL RESEARCH, PROBLEM SOLVING, NETWORKS, MEMORY DEVICES, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, LIBRARIES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE