HOW TO MANAGE A COMPLEX OF SEVEN RAILROAD DATA CENTERS

Managing a centralized center may be a relatively easy task when compared with managing the seven data centers on Penn Central. Management philosophy is focused on: selection of new profitable projects, control of project development and operations, and evaluation of systems performance. The control systems used at Penn Central have proven effective in optimizing computer operations. A new job must be set up for operations by an implementation group. An automatic scheduling and production control system has been developed, using a master magnetic tape file established by the implementation group. From this system, Penn Central can: theoretically evaluate cost/performance of various input devices, identify operators performing below desired levels, make available actual costs to the department being served, evaluate new technology for input of data, identify locally developed techniques of improved efficiency, identify performance ratios for entire centers, and analyze non-productive time.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 28-31
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1973 12:00AM