Accession Number : ADA180940

Title :   Microcomputer Implementation and Use for the Aviation Logistic Support Functions of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing: A Case Study.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Buranosky,Joseph F. ; Howes,Curtis W.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The proliferation of microcomputers is a reality. During this study, we researched the implementation and use of microcomputers for aviation logistics support in the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. In the course of our research, we interviewed Staff Officers and other personnel involved with automation and aviation logistics support. We saw first hand how these microcomputer systems were being employed. Based upon accepted theory and current ideas regarding the use of information technology, we analyzed the methods and effectiveness of microcomputer implementation and use across the Wing. We found a high degree of variability in the implementation methods and use of microcomputer systems. A great deal of work remains to be done. We think that much of what we discovered in the course of our study is applicable across organizational boundaries within the United States Marine Corps. (Theses).

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *MICROCOMPUTERS, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, AERONAUTICS, AIRCRAFT, BOUNDARIES, MARINE CORPS, MARINE CORPS AVIATION, ORGANIZATIONS, THESES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, UTILIZATION, CASE STUDIES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE