ENGINEERING RESOURCE PLANNING AND USE IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

After a management system for maintenance was successfully implemented, Washington State initiated a program to develop a manpower management and information system to assist the work of its engineers and right-of-way-personnel. The system is based on the basic functions of planning and scheduling, measuring and comparing, and acting and reaction. The development effort was performed by a team of Washington State Department of Highways personnel with maximum participation by all levels of engineering classifications. The system centers around the development of performance standards and flow-time standards. These are applied to components of a work plan, including schedules, to determine manpower requirements. The system will eventually be automated but has been successfully used manually in its initial phases. The cost of developing the system is expected to be amortized in 2 1/3 years, when increased efficiences will result in lower operating costs.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 68-77
  • Monograph Title: Transportation programming and management
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024994
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM