An analysis of the Naval Supply Systems Command's Engineering the Workplace (EWP) project
Elliott, Patrick Alan.
Moore, Thomas P.
Smith, Raymond W.
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The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the current Naval Supply Systems Command stock point productivity enhancement project known as Engineering the Workplace (EWP). It was found that EWP produce significant efficiencies in physical distribution work methods, employee performance, and material organization and flow. It was also found that EWP is an effective tool for training employees in efficient work methods, monitoring employee performance on a continuing basis, and providing managers with a quantitative decision making control mechanism that is based on objective performance measurement indices. The major conclusion is that EWP is an appropriate methodology to use in other functional areas of a stock point. An aggressively managed application of EWP throughout other segments of the NAVSUP community may significantly improve productivity.
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