Accession Number : AD0753588

Title :   Evaluation of a Technological Change in Production.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Spooner,Robert Lee

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The Management System Development Office (MSDO) of the Naval Air Integrated Logistic Support Center (NAILSC) is presently evaluating a prototype system at the Naval Air Rework Facility, North Island (NARFNI). The system is called 'work-in-progress inventory control system', (WIPICS). This paper is concerned with that evaluation and shall use before WIPICS production functions for three different outputs each with three input variables are discussed and inter-relationships are identified and explained. Three Cobb-Douglas production functions constrain the cost minimization problem. Prices of inputs are constant and a minimum budget is derived for various output levels. Finally, a discussion of the possible results and their meanings is offered to improve understanding of the before and after WIPICS analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL EQUIPMENT, *INVENTORY CONTROL), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PRODUCTION), ECONOMICS, MATERIALS, MANPOWER, MILITARY BUDGETS, COSTS, DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES, NAVAL AIR STATIONS, CALIFORNIA, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, MAINTENANCE

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE