Accession Number : AD0450411


Title :   SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND COST EFFECTIVENESS. PARTS I - VI.


Corporate Author : ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC


Report Date : 23 Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : Systems analysis is a systematic, quantitative approach to the complex military-economic problems encountered in the defense program. The systems analysis-cost effectiveness technique is not a cure-all, nor is it an automatic decision-maker. It is limited by the quality and subjectiveness of the measurable factors put into each alternative. An increased Army systems analysis effort can assist in attaining the best possible solution to Army problems and improving the justification of related Army programs. Even if one disagrees in principle with some aspects of analysis or cost effectiveness comparisons, still an understanding is necessary of these widely-used principles and techniques. The contents of this letter are as follows: (1) Systems Analysis as a Part of the Total Management Process; (2) Systems Analysis- An Informal Summary; (3) Some Thoughts on Cost Effectiveness from the Army Viewpoint; (4) An Example of a Cost Effectiveness Analysis The Analysts's Thoughts; (5) Summary of A Recent Military Operations Research Symposium; and (6) Selected articles on Systems Analysis and Cost Effectiveness. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , DECISION MAKING , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , ARMY PROCUREMENT , LIMITED WARFARE , MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE