Accession Number : ADA183284

Title :   DSS (Decision Support System) Development Efforts at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Rall,Michael F ; Woodman,Richard N

PDF Url : ADA183284

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 308

Abstract : The mandate of a cost conscious Congress and American people caused NAVSEASYSCOM to commission a study to identify areas for improvement within US Naval Shipyards. Budget developement and control was one area identified. The focus of this thesis is centered on a single shipyard, the Mare Island facility, detailing the budgeting operations of one of its departments. The objective is to develop an initial pilot project, a prototype Decision Support System (DSS), that will address the concerns of budget preparation, control and variance analysis. Additionally, this project assesses the feasibility of larger DSS efforts within the shipyard. The methodology of the developement was a blend of structured and typical DSS approaches, providing flexibility with rigorous documentation. Further effort toward integrating the findings of this thesis with the present accounting system is recommended to expand the use of decision support within the shipyard. Keywords: thesis; cost analysis; user manuals, minicomputers; computer programs; variance analysis.

Descriptors :   *SHIPYARDS, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, ACCOUNTING, BUDGETS, PREPARATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COST ANALYSIS, DECISION MAKING, MINICOMPUTERS, PILOT STUDIES, COSTS, FACILITIES, ISLANDS, NAVY, PROTOTYPES, THESES, MICROCOMPUTERS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, VARIATIONS, USER MANUALS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE