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STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION OF HYPERGLYCAEMIC EMERGENCIES IN NIGERIA

Balogun, WO; Adeleye, JO
Fonte: Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University College Hospital, Ibadan Publicador: Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University College Hospital, Ibadan
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /12/2008 EN
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The mortality and morbidity of acute metabolic complications of diabetes, particularly DKA and HHS are unacceptably high in Nigeria. Prevention of occurrence of these hyperglycaemic emergencies (HE) is the only rational way for a resource poor country like Nigeria. Prevention requires careful identification of precipitating factors of HE. The leading precipitating factors of HE in Nigeria are infections, inadequate or inappropriate use of anti-diabetic agents, especially insulin. HE may also be the first presentation in persons previously unknown to have diabetes. Measures to prevent HE include creation of awareness in the public, effective and systematic education of the persons living with diabetes and capacity building and manpower development of the healthcare personnel. There should be critical appraisal of our healthcare system with a view to restructuring so it can be more accessible to patients and can deliver quality diabetes care. Finally government must sincerely provide an alternative of healthcare financing for the citizens, especially those living with chronic medical conditions like diabetes.

A Model for Contingent Manpower Planning: Insights from a High Clock Speed Industry

Bhatnagar, Rohit; Venkataramanaiah, S.; Rajagopalan, Anand
Fonte: MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: 187980 bytes; application/pdf
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Intense competitive pressures have led to compressed product life cycles and frequent introduction of new products. This creates demand volatility and a consequent pressure on manufacturing to meet this variable demand. In this paper we model the manpower planning issues for a computer manufacturer during the product introduction phase when a quick ramp-up of production to meet rapidly increasing demand is a key requirement. A mix of permanent and contingent workers with different skill sets is considered. Some important issues addressed in this research are (a) how to assign workers with different skills to maximize production (b) what is the induction rate of contingent workers to achieve the desired ramp-up and (c) what are the key decision factors that impact manufacturing performance An LP model is proposed to minimize overall costs subject to complex scheduling, skills, and learning rate requirements. Our analysis indicates that cost of induction of contingent workers, overtime cost premium, and the amount of overtime have significant impact on performance. The findings of the study will be useful to managers in planning and allocation of workers of different skills to various manufacturing processes and to determine the optimal number of contingent workers to induct.; Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA)

Best practices in aircraft engine MRO : a study of commercial and military systems; Best practices in aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul

Choo, Boon Seh, 1979-
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 113 p.; 6305943 bytes; 6317546 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) is a key activity in the lifecycle of an aircraft and its engines. Because of the typically long operational lifetimes expected from these costly assets, MRO is necessary to maintain these systems in a safe and functional condition, so that they can fulfill the operational role that they were designed for. The MRO system can be understood as a complex socio-technical system organized and operated to achieve aircraft availability and operation safety at minimal cost. As a complex socio-technical system, it consists of various layers: The environmental context, organizational structure, management, infrastructure, workers and the technical core. Focusing primarily on infrastructure, management, and manpower, this thesis seeks to identify best practices found within each layer by examining current practices in both commercial and military aircraft engine MRO, as well as surveying potentially useful concepts from related fields to propose how they can be applied to aircraft engine MRO. Among the issues presented are outsourcing, transportation, maintenance scheduling, inventory management, organization culture and human factors.; by Boon Seh Choo.; Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Force control of heavy lift manipulators for high precision insertion tasks

DiCicco, Matthew A. (Matthew Adam)
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 81 leaves; 3201676 bytes; 3205171 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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The inherent strength of robotic manipulators can be used to assist humans in performing heavy lifting tasks. These robots reduce manpower, reduce fatigue, and increase productivity. This thesis deals with the development of a control system for a robot being built for this purpose. The task for this robot is to lift heavy payloads while performing complex insertion tasks. This task must be completed on the deck of a naval vessel where possible disturbances include wind, rain, poor visibility, and dynamic loads induced by a swaying deck. The primary objective of the controller being designed here is to allow for insertion of the payload despite tight positioning tolerances and disturbances like surface friction, joint friction, and dynamic loads from ship motions. A control structure designed for intuitive interaction between the robot and operator is analyzed and shown to be stable using an established environment interaction model. The controller is shown to perform within established specifications via numerical simulation based on simple user inputs. An additional objective of this controller design is to prevent part jamming during the insertion task. With a large, powerful manipulator, the chances of a jam occurring is high. Without the use of bilateral force feedback...

The joint modular intermodal container : is this the future of naval logistics?

Johnson, Mark Edward. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fonte: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Publicador: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 123 p.; 9044108 bytes; 9049296 bytes; application/pdf; application/pdf
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Under the fiscal reality of the 21st century military budget, the typically manpower intensive United States Navy has had to learn to do more with less of everything, in many cases specifically less sailors. One mission area that is prime for manpower reduction is naval logistics. JMIC, the Joint Military Intermodal Container is a combined Naval Sea Systems Command/ Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (NAVSEA/OPNAV) program that is designed to change the way the United States Navy conducts logistics. Automation and efficiency improvements inherent to the JMIC program are proposed to drastically lower the manpower requirements and complexity of the US Navy logistics pipeline. JMIC is a program in the very early stages of development. This thesis will examine some of the operational and technical challenges associated with incorporating JMIC into the United States Navy, and ultimately United States Military logistics architecture.; by Mark Edward Johnson.; Thesis (S.M. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; and, S.M. in Ocean Systems Management)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Ocean Engineering, 2005.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-113).

Engineering field division/activity manpower staffing

Hilton, Lawrence; Marks, Earl; Zielinski, Nathalie; Visnovska, Hana; Hilton, Lawrence; Marks, Earl; Zielinski, Nathalie
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Thesis; Thesis Formato: xviii, 122 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; MBA Professional Report; Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) is responsible for all U.S. Navy and Marine Corps facilities. The mission of NAVFAC is to plan and deliver innovative, best-value, technology-leveraged solutions and alternatives that enable the clients and various commands to accomplish their missions. NAVFAC is the major claimant for the eleven Engineering Field Divisions/Activities (EFD/A). The Officer in Charge of Contracts (OICC) is primarily responsible for the post-award phase of construction contracts that NAVFAC administers. The OICCs work at the various field offices throughout the NAVFAC organization. The resource sponsor for NAVFAC is N4, Fleet Readiness and Logistics, who is responsible for identifying the mission, funding and authorizing requirements for NAVFAC. As the major claimant, NAVFAC is responsible for determining the requirements for the EFD/As, which are funded by N4. Due to funding constraints, the Navy is required to be as efficient as possible. This research analyzes the current manpower algorithm used to determine requirements for the various EFD/As. The data shows that the current algorithm does not reflect a number of factors impacting work-hours. An analysis was conducted to derive a more accurate algorithm to include the number of contracts and a method to include other missing factors such as distance...

The value of the 1999 USMC retention survey in explaining the factors that influence Marines' subsequent stay/leave behavior

Cakmak, Yasar
Fonte: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xii, 111 p.
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Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; This study examines the factors that influence active duty Marines in their retention decisions. Data from the 1999 US Marine Corps retention survey are matched with actual retention data from personnel files and limited to Marines eligible to make a stay/leave decision within 24 months of the survey. Four subgroups are defined: enlisted first-term males, enlisted first-term females, enlisted career males and officer junior grade males. Bivariate analysis of explanatory control variables (personal characteristics and military background) and focus variables (responses to questionnaire items about civilian employment opportunities and satisfaction with aspects of military life) indicates significant associations with retention. Factor analysis is used to create seven satisfaction dimensions from the satisfaction variables. Multivariate logistic regression model results show that all the satisfaction dimensions are significant for the enlisted first term male model. Satisfaction dimensions for pay and benefits, health benefits, work equity, current job characteristics, and future career opportunities are significant in one or more of the remaining models. Searching for a civilian job is significant in all models and perceptions of civilian job opportunities are significant in most. Among control variables...

The effects of labor force, demographic, and social trends on future military manpower directions

Koch, Andrew J.; Anderson, Eric D.
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: ix, 78 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.; The lessening of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union have brought about projected reductions in defense spending and attendant manpower drawdowns. However, manpower analysts and policymakers in the Department of Defense and the services' secretariates are faced with frequent changes in world events that portend threats to the interests of the United States. At the same time, the supply and demographic complexion of American youth that is available to fill manpower needs is changing. This thesis examines changing labor force, demographic, and social trends into the early 21st century, focusing on 18 to 24 year-olds-the military's traditional source of accessions. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Defense Manpower Data Center statistics are used, along with recent legislation, to make projections concerning the availability of quality youth for the services' recruiting efforts. Recommendations are made concerning policies to continue attracting and retaining quality personnel for the 'high tech' military of the future.; Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy; Lieutenant, United States Navy

The effect of the global war on terror on retention of Marine Corps aviators

Smith, Daniel B.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xii, 103 p. ;
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This thesis analyzes the retention of Marine Corps aviators before and after 9/11/2001. The retention analysis utilizes data from the Marine Corps' Total Force Data Warehouse (TFDW), the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) PERSTEMPO file, and Aviation Information Resources (AIR), Inc. The retention analysis focuses on how the increased operational tempo resulting from the Global War on Terror has affected the retention behavior of Marine aviators. Results indicate that the deployments resulting from the increased operational tempo post-9/11 have a negative effect on the retention of Marine aviators, as compared to the period before 9/11. The post-9/11 analysis reveals that as the number of deployments increases, non-hostile or hostile, the likelihood of retention decreases. Whereas Pre-9/11 aviators were not affected by deployments, the GWOT aviators have an increasingly negative response to deployments. This thesis provides several recommendations for reducing the effect of increased deployments on retention.

Forecasting Marine Corps enlisted manpower inventory levels with univariate time series models

Feiring, Douglas I.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 89 p. : ill. ;
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Accurately forecasting future personnel inventory levels by rank and occupational specialty is a fundamental prerequisite for development of an effective and functional staffing plan. This thesis develops and evaluates univariate time series models to create six- and twelve-month forecasts of Marine Corps enlisted manpower levels. Models are developed for 44 representative population groups using Holt-Winters exponential smoothing, multiplicative decomposition, and Box-Jenkins autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) forecasting methods. The forecasts are evaluated against actual, out-of-sample inventory levels using several goodness-of-fit indicators including Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE), Mean Absolute Error (MAE), and Sum of Squared Errors (SSE). Among the modeling techniques evaluated, the multiplicative decomposition performed the best overall and represents an improvement over the Marine Corps' current forecasting method. This thesis recommends Marine Corps Systems Command, Total Force Information Technology Systems develop and introduce a multiplicative decomposition forecasting model into the Enlisted Staffing Goal Model. This forecasting technique should be implemented in phases, starting with the E-1 through E-4 population groups.

Re-engineering the United States Marine Corp's Enlisted Assignment Model (EAM)

Koch, Gary D., Jr.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 132 p.;28 cm.
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Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; In a time of downsizing and budgetary constraints the Manpower division of Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, accomplishes its mission to put the right Marine in the right place at the right time with the right skills and quality of life" in a variety of ways. Currently, one of the processes that assist the Marine Enlisted Assignments branch is the Enlisted Assignment Model. The current system is not producing the results that are needed and the current managers do not tmst the output. This thesis proposes changes to the EAM user interface, data access, and data storage capabilities to enable the Marine Corps to use the latest information technology to more closely mirror the vision as stated above. With the use of Business Process Reengineering, Process Modeling, and Database Design a prototype is developed to address areas of the current system that can be changed. By using these methods to ensure an appropriate interface with optimization techniques, a complete Decision Support System for manpower assignments can be realized. These changes will empower managers to effectively and efficiently manage, not just monitor manpower readiness in order to meet the challenges of the 2l% century.; http://www.archive.org/details/reengineeringuni00koch; Major...

An analysis of Coast Guard enlisted retention

Wellington, Kurt R.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 99 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.; This thesis investigated the factors that influenced the retention of Coast Guard enlisted personnel. A multivariate regression model was developed for a sample of 377 first-term, four-year males. The model was estimated using data from the Coast Guard Personnel Management Information System data base (demographic, trainability, enlisted, enlisted performance and unit characteristics), and results from the Coast Guard 1991-1992 CAREER DECISION SURVEY to determine their relative importance in retention behavior. The results suggested that members' trainability (measured by AFQT scores) and age upon original entry into the service had important effects upon retention. Personnel who thought about leaving the service most due to command climate and coworker issues were more likely to leave the service than personnel who thought about leaving the service most due to pay and benefits, self-development, working environment and family and personal life issues. This suggests that policies which improve general working conditions and job satisfaction, as well as self- development and pay and benefits issues and service impact upon personal and family life appear to have positive impacts upon retention. Detailed recommendations were provided for additional variables in the model and survey improvement. These findings can help the Coast Guard managers and manpower planners understand the important influences upon junior enlisted personnel retention decisions and the impact personnel policies can have upon those decisions.; Lieutenant Commander...

A statistical analysis of the effect of the Navy's Tuition Assistance program : do distance learning classes make a difference?

McLaughlin, Jeremy P.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xiv, 73 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This thesis analyzes the impact of participation in the Navy's Tuition Assistance (TA) program on the retention of first-term Navy enlisted personnel and the job performance of both first and second-term Navy enlisted personnel. This thesis estimates the effect of overall TA usage. It also analyzes differential effects of course delivery methods, comparing Distance Learning (DL) with face-to-face classes. Finally, the thesis investigates differences in course completion between DL and non-DL classes. To adjust for selection bias in the course completion and job performance models, the thesis estimates fixed-effects models that net out unobserved individual attributes. In retention models, selection issues are addressed by restricting the sample to recruits with similar motivation at the time of enrollment as TA participants. Data is analyzed for 10 accession cohorts, who entered the Navy between 1994 and 2004, to control for economic or other outside factors that may affect promotion or reenlistment. The analysis indicates that TA students enrolled in DL classes have lower course completion rates and lower grade point averages than sailors enrolled in traditional classes. However...

Solutions for total force structure division's conduct of troop-to-task analysis

Mottola, Danica J.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xviii, 103 p. ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This research was conducted in response to a request by Total Force Structure Division (TFSD), Capabilities Development Directorate (CDD), Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) and will serve to provide the TFSD with recommendations for any potential improvements that can be made to the current troop-to-task analysis instructions or the process by which it is conducted. In this context, a troop-to-task analysis is a methodological process of matching the suitable number and quality of personnel and equipment to a unit's Mission Essential Task List (METL) for the purpose of justifying the need for uncompensated force structure. The study finds that the current template will adequately provide a simple but often subjective analysis from the unit requesting uncompensated force structure. If a more thorough analysis is desired or required, recommendations include further development of standardized troop-to-task business rules, the continued use or new development of existing proprietary contractual analytical software, or a restructuring of the current force structure analysis divisions, e.g., conduct third-party troop-to-task analysis vice relying on those provided by the requesting units.; US Marine Corps (USMC) author

Forecasting enlisted attrition in the United States Marine Corps by grade and years of service

Tamayo, Bill C.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xviii, 39 p. : ill. ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.; The purpose of this thesis is to analyze historical United States Marine Corps enlisted attrition behavior and apply time series forecasting techniques by grade and Years of Service in order to identify methods to improve manpower analysts' ability to effectively forecast attrition behavior. This study compared the results of one to five-year Moving Average models and the results of one to five-year Weighted Moving Average models based on two Measures of Effectiveness, Mean Square Error and the Mean Absolute Percent Error. The results of the Friedman test indicate statistical significance of the results in relation to the Mean Square Error of the one to two-year Moving Average models. This thesis demonstrates that in most cases, a simple one-year Moving Average more effectively estimates attrition behavior than the other Moving Average or Weighted Moving Average models analyzed.

An operational manpower analysis of the RQ-8 Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV)

Stracker, Matthew C.
Fonte: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xviii, 84 p.: ill. (some col.) ;
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In August of 2001 the Secretary of the Navy announced the Navy would expand the work and experimentation in unmanned vehicle systems. After the events of September 11 this was accelerated with the increased urgency to combat terrorism and asymmetric threats. The U.S. Navy is currently undergoing testing and evaluation of the Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) and its integration into the fleet. An in depth analysis of the Fire Scout's manpower requirements is necessary as part of total force integration. At the present time, the Navy only utilizes aviation ratings by requirement and assignment as unmanned aerial system operators, unlike the Army and Marine Corps. Therefore, the Littoral Combat Ship manpower requirements exceed the Navy's target of 25 persons for the combined RQ-8B and SH-60 air detachment. Analysis shows a possible remedy to this problem is to allow non-aviation ratings the opportunity to operate the Fire Scout. This change in policy and occupational standards would generate greater operational capability and personnel flexibility for this newly acquired air ship and surface platform. Specifically, occupational research showed the Aviation Administrationman (AZ) rating is no more qualified to operate a Fire Scout VTUAV than the Operations Specialist (OS) rating. In fact...

A manpower comparison of three U.S. Navies the current fleet, a projected 313 ship fleet, and a more distributed bimodal alternative

Carrasco, Juan L.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xx, 114 p. : ill. ;
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; A study conducted by the faculty at Naval Postgraduate School entitled "The New Navy Fighting Machine" (NNFM) proposes a new fleet design with 677 ships. The study speculates that the manning would not be greatly different from the present Navy of 280 ships or the planned fleet of 313 ships. The purpose of this thesis is to determine whether the study's conjecture is true, by comparing the manpower requirements of the three fleets as rigorously as data and statistical methods will permit. Manpower estimates of existing ships, ships being designed and procured for the planned future Navy, and non-existent ships proposed for the NNFM were developed through various methodologies. A manpower baseline of 134,708 was calculated for the current ship inventory. Although the 313 Ship Navy has more ships, the manpower afloat decreased to 130,810. The NNFM design required an even lower manpower number of 121,318 for even more ships. Manpower is also more widely distributed. Fifty-six percent of its total afloat manpower is designated to blue water missions, 21 percent are allocated to green water vessels, and 7 percent to the submarine force. This long-term manpower information can provide valuable insight for future U.S. Navy fleet composition...

Comparative analysis of Navy and Marine Corps planning, programming, budgeting and execution systems from a manpower perspective

Barry, John C.; Gillikin, Paul L.
Fonte: Monterey, California; Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California; Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 108 p. : ill. (some col.)
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"S. Dooley: Tertiary Reader"; Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; This study provides analysis, conclusions and recommendations to assist the Deputy Commandant (DC), Manpower and Reserve Affairs Department (M&RA) and DC, Programs and Resources Department (P&R) in structure and process decisions concerning Marine Corps Manpower budget execution. DC, M&RA is the owner of the Marine Human Resource Development Process (HRDP) and the Military Personnel Marine Corps (MPMC) appropriation sponsor, while the DC, P&R has budgetary (1517) authority for MPMC budget execution. In contrast, the Navy has both sponsorship and 1517 authority within one cell at N1. By comparing these two services' organizational factors and Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution Systems (PPBES), relevant differences surface, conclusions are drawn, and recommendations offered for improvements. Recommendations include realignment of 1517 authority within MPMC execution, and the melding of the Programs and Budget Branch of Manpower Plans Division, M&RA with the Military Personnel Branch, Fiscal Division, P&R (RFM). This new office will be responsible for all facets of MPMC programming, budgeting, and execution.; Captain, United States Marine Corps; Captain...

A manpower planning model for the composition of officers of the Indonesian Army personnel system

Suryadi
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: viii, 82 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.; (U) This thesis documents the methodology and parameters used in designing a manpower planning model using the GradeTime-in-Grade model for controlling the composition of Indonesian Army officers. This model of a manpower system consists of a two-dimensional state space Markov Model with special structure. The model provides manpower planners with the capability of testing alternative policies and adjusting model parameters to improve the use of personnel resources that are from three sources (Military Academy, Officer Military School, Officer Candidate School). Use of the model is illustrated in a detailed analysis of its application to Indonesian Army officers in steady-state. The calculations of stocks, time in grade or time in military, and promotion rate for every rank are included as the model's output. The thesis is presented with the user in mind, emphasizing the importance of a thorough understanding of the factors that influence planning in manpower system.; Major, Indonesian Army

Orthodontic manpower requirements of Trinidad and Tobago

Bourne,CO
Fonte: West Indian Medical Journal Publicador: West Indian Medical Journal
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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OBJECTIVE: A study was done to estimate the orthodontic manpower requirements of Trinidad and Tobago. METHODS: A questionnaire was administered via e-mail to 9 of 11 orthodontists. Information from a population census, a report on the orthodontic treatment needs of children in Trinidad and Tobago and this questionnaire were used to calculate the number of orthodontists and chairside orthodontic assistants needed in Trinidad and Tobago. RESULTS: On average, 50 per cent of the 289 patients treated by each orthodontist in Trinidad and Tobago annually are children. Approximately, 13 360patients can be expected to demand orthodontic treatment every year in this country. The number of orthodontists and chairside assistants required to treat these patients was estimated to be 44 and 154, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Currently, Trinidad and Tobago only has a quarter of the number of orthodontists and orthodontic chairside assistants required to treat the number of patients in need. As the demand is relatively high in Trinidad and Tobago and the number of orthodontists has increased slowly and inadequately for the past decade, the orthodontists are likely to remain adequately employed and happy with their job unlike dentists who are currently in private practice for less than a year.