Accession Number : ADA186305

Title :   A Prototype Decision Support System for Marine Corps Officer Allocation Policy Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Exner, Philip J

PDF Url : ADA186305

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : This thesis presents the prototype for an integrated decision support system which permits repeated formulation and solution of the Marine Corps staffing allocation problem under various user-controlled policy scenarios. The system allows the decision maker to vary the eligibility criteria used to determine who may be transferred as well as to adjust the relative priorities of two objectives: minimize relocation costs and maximize fit as defined by the Marine Corps. The user may also set a minimum acceptable aspiration level for the total fill of all billets. Based on the eligibility requirements which are input by the user, the system extracts data on individual Marines and the jobs that need to be filled, and matches people to billets using a set of matching rules developed by the Marine Corps. The resulting matches are then transformed into a capacitated transshipment network for solution in a special commercial optimization software package. The network formulation models a multiobjective allocation problem using optimization techniques to permit adjustment of some of the objective priorities. Keywords: Theses: Computer programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, ALLOCATIONS, BILLETS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COSTS, DECISION MAKING, FORMULATIONS, INPUT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MARINE CORPS, PERSONNEL, MODELS, NETWORKS, OPTIMIZATION, PROTOTYPES, RELOCATION, THESES, USER NEEDS, MARINE CORPS PLANNING, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE