Masters Theses


“Managers throughout the world frequently associate the meanings of productivity and efficiency with the capabilities and performance of employees. This approach is limited since productivity entails far more than the output of the labor force. The factors affecting productivity need evaluating to determine the significance they plan in the overall process.

Industry has attempted to improve its productivity posture by utilizing a multitude of concepts. Some of these concepts are time and motion studies and process planning. However, in the public sector, literature shows that little has been attempted to improve the productivity in public organizations.

The greatest portion of a public budget is delegated to the operation of a public works department. Therefore a need exists to bridge the gap between productivity and the operation of a public works department.

This thesis presents an evaluation of operation in a public works department. This evaluation reviews, in particular, the operation of a street department. This includes the street department organization, crew performance on standard work projects and the work scheduling they employ.

After the review of the street department is completed and the results noted, a work scheduling technique is provided. This method attempts to provide long and short term planning through effective work scheduling”--Abstract, pages ii-iii.


Omurtag, Yildirim

Committee Member(s)

Eilers, John A.
Loesing, Vernon T.


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date



viii, 51 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-50).


© 1977 Kraig L. Gordon, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Thesis Number

T 4335

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