This paper proposes the use of information system models of production as tools to achieve rationalization and integration goals and to create a learning organization. It is shown that through use of these models it is possible to identify cost-benefit ratios for various rationalization and modernization tasks, and to create an action plan for their implementation. The proposed production information model aims at reducing every job into its smallest elements. Variations in accounting systems are discussed and the introduction of single-factor and total-factor productivity for correct evaluation of operating performances and of investment decisions is proposed. While the model is generic enough to cover all eventualities, its application to specific yards requires additional tailoring to reflect the effects of layout, facilities, organization and labor resources on yard performance. The paper suggests that the adoption of such models avoids subsystem optimization or the importation of methods and techniques that might have been successful in some other operation and but that are nonetheless inappropriate for the given circumstances.

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  • Pagination: 17p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM