Accession Number : AD0744448

Title :   Training in Mechanized Stock Accounting Systems in Army Logistics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Leedy,Herbert B.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : Army experience with a small mechanized stock accounting system, the NCR 500, was studied with respect to personnel and training, in order to improve implementation of newer and more complex computer-based logistics systems. Officers and enlisted personnel in various duty positions connected with NCR 500 systems in four Far Eastern commands were interviewed. Data showed there had been a continual input of underskilled personnel into nearly all of the duty positions in the mechanized stock accounting system and at its major interfaces. Interviews indicated that efficiency would have been promoted by (a) integrating NCR 500 procedures and concepts with repair parts supply procedures and concepts, (b) a total systems approach to training, (c) upgrading the storage operation as well as the supporting stock accounting system, (d) assigning more well-qualified technical supply officers, and (e) training in the NCR 500 system for more noncommissioned officers with repair parts supply experience. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INVENTORY CONTROL, ARMY TRAINING), (*DATA PROCESSING, INVENTORY CONTROL), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, SPARE PARTS, COMPUTERS, INTERFACES, ARMY EQUIPMENT, ARMY PERSONNEL, MAINTENANCE

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE