Accession Number : ADA183021

Title :   The Adjutant General's Publications Centers, How Many and Where.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS INC VIENNA VA

PDF Url : ADA183021

Report Date : 03 Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : This is the final report of a study of alternatives to the current configuration and operation of the Army Adjutant General's Publications Center in response to the requirements of Contract No. MDA903-83-C-0491. This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations supported by assessment of the current system and economic analyses of alternatives to the current system. The study found that there can be efficiencies and thus cost savings within the current two center configuration. It was found that each of the other alternatives studied - 3 centers or one center - would also reduce operating costs over the long run. However, the variation in discounted 10 year costs among the alternatives was not significant; it was concluded that choice of the preferred alternative should not be made on the basis of cost. It was also concluded that greater efficiencies and cost savings could be obtained by instituting established concepts of logistics (inventory) management to include better, more timely information, more flexible and current data processing systems, and institution of monetary, inventory, and cost accounting procedures.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION CENTERS, *MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COSTS, SAVINGS, INVENTORY, ACCOUNTING, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, LOGISTICS, TIMELINESS, COST ANALYSIS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE