Any business striving to improve its productivity, must first
establish and practise at all levels a universal method for
measurement and analysis of its performance.
A prerequisite for any analysis, is an appropriate definition of
the system which is to be analysed. The rationale and derivation
process for such system definition, is termed "modelling", and its
product a "model".
Deterministic Productivity Accounting (DPA), is a comparative
analysis method for business performance. It is based on the
premise that business performance is primarily determined by
resource management, and measured in terms of productivity.
By judicious partitioning and modelling of the business systems,
and careful counting and accounting for every variance component,
one traces the driving causes behind the apparent performance.
This work combiaes modelling of power utility systems with the
application of DPA, into an integrated method for performance
measurement and analysis within a power utiljty, especially in a
Dissertation (MEng)--University of Pretoria, 1990.