Accession Number : AD0783933

Title :   Control of Change Within the DoD Standard Logistics Data Systems.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The study was to recommend improvements in the management and control of change of the Military Standard Logistic Data Systems (MILS). The report discusses the MILS, their current operations and problems, the larger view of DoD-wide logistics information, plans and problems, and the state of the technology being used. The author's contention is that the real problem is the lack of coordination and control in developing and operating automated logistics systems, which results in fragmentation and proliferation of hardware and software, redundant use of computers and manpower, inability to take advantage of existing technology, and difficulty in changing the MILS because of the many interfaces. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *STANDARDIZATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, CONTROL, CENTRALIZED, DATA BASES, REVIEWS

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE