Accession Number : ADA135571

Title :   Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems--A Consolidation of Guidance for Project Management and Implementation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Betts,T. K. ; Mucci,J. H.

Report Date : SEP 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 224

Abstract : Presently Air Force management of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) projects lacks comprehensive guidance. No single document synthesizes all of the considerations for planning of automated materials handling equipment or automated warehouses. In addition, current guidance used for ASRS project planning and management are inadequate for such a complex undertaking. This thesis reviews up-to-date trends in the materials handling industry and modern ASRS project management. From the review, those considerations relevant to future Air Force ASRS projects are evaluated. Additionally, recommendations on how future Air Force ASRS projects should be planned and managed are offered. The recommendations put forward in this thesis should benefit managers of future Air Force ASRS projects. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Information systems, *Logistics management, *Materials handling, Automation, Warehouses, Information retrieval, Data storage systems, Systems management, Operational effectiveness, Efficiency, Standardization, Reliability, Systems engineering, Theses

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE