Keywords

Management information systems

Abstract

This report serves as an overview to the design of an effective Management Information System (MIS) by incorporating the modeling techniques of an Operations Research (OR) approach. It will be shown that the consideration of OR input requirements mixed with the information requirements for a data base existing at the everyday accounting and operational level creates a responsible management control and decision-making tool. This mix of OR and everyday information approach varies as a function of the managerial activities and the organizational level of effort. In lieu of designing a "total" MIS system, MIS designers should structure a loosely connected federation of MIS sub-systems using the appropriate mix which, for each of the operations, controlling, and planning activities, meets the problem-solvers' requirements. A discussion of the background, definitions, and attributes of MIS and OR will be made in Chapters I and II prior to merging these two entities into a unified concept. Chapter III will develop this concept. A manufacturing organization environment will serve as a point of reference for the formulation of models in the application areas of sales forecasting, production, manpower planning, inventory control, and machine center utilization. I am not proposing a "pipedream" non-realistic approach to a MIS system design that will solve all of management's problems. However, by planting the seeds of OR modeling techniques in the early phase of the design and development, the MIS system will, like a tree, in 3 to 5 years bear the fruit of today's careful planning.

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Graduation Date

Summer 1972

Advisor

Proctor, Charles

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

ix, 80 pages

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013096

Subjects

Management information systems

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Engineering Commons

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