Accession Number : AD0787370

Title :   An Aid for the Allocation of Resources in Ship Repairs at Naval Shipyards.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Aedo,Enrique Medina

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : The thesis provides shipyard planners with an aid to help them make their daily decisions about scheduling jobs and allocating manpower resources while trying to accomplish each project without delay beyond its scheduled completion date. A heuristic algorithm which focuses on the specific problems of the shipyard planners is developed and a computer program is included which performs all the necessary calculations and gives the planners a daily assignment of resources. Four other allocation procedures are surveyed. Two of these give solutions to the single project, multiresource problem; one procedure is an analytical model, the other is an empirical method; a third procedure is a heuristic approach to a multiproject, multiresource problem; and the last procedure is an analytical model which applies to the single project, single resource problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Shipyards, *Scheduling, Management planning and control, Resources, Crews, Maintenance personnel, Allocations, Mathematical models, Computer programs, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE