A Best Fit Planning Model for Managing Personnel Turbulence

  • M. Aguilar
  • E. S. BresIII
  • R. J. Niehaus
  • F. S. Sharkey


Many large organizations have had downsizing problems as they cope with reductions in demand. Issues become more complex when a large downturn is likely to be followed by an upturn, returning the organization near to previous activity levels. The Mare Island Naval Shipyard faces a probable 30% workload drop in the next two to three years (1990–1993) with a projected return to current workload levels in the following several years (1994–1996).


Planning Period Workforce Planning Apprentice Program Human Resource Planning Linear Programming Software 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Aguilar
    • 1
  • E. S. BresIII
    • 2
  • R. J. Niehaus
    • 3
  • F. S. Sharkey
    • 4
  1. 1.Mare Island Naval Shipyard (Code 170)VallejoUSA
  2. 2.Naval Military Personnel Command (NMPC-1667)USA
  3. 3.Office of Chief of Naval Operations (OP-16H)USA
  4. 4.Mare Island Naval Shipyard (Code 150)VallejoUSA

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