Accession Number : ADA182522

Title :   An Expert System for Inventory Managers at Retail Stock Points.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Schill,William D.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : The responsiveness of the Navy supply system depends upon the effectiveness of its inventory managers. It is difficult to achieve and maintain the high skill levels required of inventory managers to perform their jobs. Improvement in the effectiveness and productivity of existing personnel is possible through the application of 'expert systems' technology. This thesis presents the design and development of expert system prototypes for two tasks performed by Navy stock point inventory managers: Delinquent Dues and Variables Ranking Lists processing. A review is provided of the acquired knowledge factors and the steps taken in the construction of the systems. The prototypes were evaluated by inventory managers and found to be extremely functional. The inventory managers were enthusiastic about the effectiveness and future use of these systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INVENTORY CONTROL, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, NAVAL LOGISTICS, STOCKPILES, NAVY, PROTOTYPES, INVENTORY, SUPERVISORS, PRODUCTIVITY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, THESES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE