Accession Number : AD0712798

Title :   A LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODEL FOR NAVAL OFFICER DISTRIBUTION.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Owens,Robert K.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The Officer Distribution Plan (ODP) was developed by the Navy in an attempt to provide for the most equitable distribution of officer resources throughout the naval establishment. The thesis demonstrates the feasibility of constructing a linear programming model to represent the U. S. Navy officer personnel system for the purpose of developing the ODP and which can do in minutes what now takes months. Constraints in the model represent officer category limitations, activity configuration and billet eligility. A measure of billet fill effectiveness is developed through the assignment of penalty cost for perfect fills, imperfect fills, unassigned resources and unfilled and overfilled billets based on inventory, requirements and activity priority rating. Two example problems using fiscal year 1969 data are solved to illustrate the technique. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, LINEAR PROGRAMMING), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, DISTRIBUTION), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, DEPLOYMENT, COSTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PUNCHED CARDS, THESES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE