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A decision model and data collection guide for planning change in material distribution systems

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Authors
Boyt, George Richard
Subjects
Materials distribution systems
Materials handling systems
Planning
Automation of materials handling
Warehouse automation
Advisors
McMasters, Alan W.
Date of Issue
1978-12
Date
December 1978
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Technological advancements in materials handling systems and computer applications offer appealing solutions to the military material distribution systems managers who are being forced to seek productivity improvements because of spiraling operating costs. However, these managers have little planning guidance and reference material to help them decide what to do. The purpose of this thesis is therefore to provide such help. A decision model is developed and suggestions are made for collecting data for use in the model. In addition, a summary of experiences of industry and military activities attempting to automate the materials handling functions is presented.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Administrative Sciences
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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