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THE APPLICATION OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS TO ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE OF LOGISTIC SYSTEMS IN SUPPORTING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

W J Pienaar

DOI: 10.22495/cocv11i3conf2p10

Abstract

This paper provides guidelines on how decision-makers can choose capital projects on the basis of economic and financial criteria by applying a systems-analysis approach. Project appraisal, selection and prioritisation criteria are listed, followed by a description of the way in which the result of each appraisal technique should be interpreted. Criteria that should be adhered to in the selection of mutually exclusive projects and the prioritisation of functionally independent projects in order to maximise net output in the long run are supplied. Applications of the proposed investment decision rules are illustrated by examples. Two techniques are proposed that may be used as additional decision-making instruments when evaluated projects show similar degrees of long-term financial viability. Five performance areas that collectively best represent successful organisational logistics performance are detailed.

Keywords: Benefit:Cost Ratio, Capital Recovery Period, First-Year Rate of Return, Incremental Benefit:Cost Ratio, Independent Projects, Indivisible Projects, Mutually Exclusive Projects, Net Present Value

How to cite this paper: Pienaar, W. J. (2014). The application of systems analysis to enhance the performance of logistic systems in supporting economic growth and development. [Conference issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 11(3-2), 485-495. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv11i3conf2p10

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