PLAN OR PANIC --A PRESENTATION BY AREA COMMITTEE 32--SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

The application is described of systems engineering principles to committee work, and problems are described that are encountered in practical situations and which could be overcome by application of systems methodology. In the first case, a project evaluation and review technique (PERT) chart is outlined, and problem definition is identified as the first step in a systems study. Aspects of setting up a structures inventory are discussed and current applications and experience gained in designing, implementing and using such a system are outlined. Two structures inventory systems (one in a major northeastern railroad and the other in a large midwestern-based railroad) are compared in an effort to illustrate the differences in needs, in approach to problem definition, and in implementation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Authors:
    • LAW, C E
    • Glickstein, D L
    • Chamberlain, H L
    • Lewis, ADM
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 734-743
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 648
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75-648-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM