Accession Number : AD0784769

Title :   A Management Information System for Utilities Management in the Navy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ruscyk,Joseph Alan

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : Severe demands have been placed on available, low-cost energy sources and the result has been evidenced by rapidly increasing costs for utilities services. Consequently, utilities managers must have an efficient Management Information System (MIS) that will satisfy managerial information needs to assist in sound decision making. This thesis considers the various interpretations and purposes of information systems and emphasizes the close reliance on information for management planning and controlling. The existing procedures for utilities data collection, relating to quantities and costs, are analyzed with respect to complexities and shortcomings. A totally integrated MIS to aid in facilities management is determined to have promising potential. A proposed Utilities MIS is extracted from a total, complicated system and presented as a simplified version that is in consonance with the current environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *Public utilities, *Naval shore facilities, Cost analysis, Energy, Utilization, Decision making, Computer programming, Data processing, Planning, Feasibility studies, Theses

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE