Accession Number : ADA155818


Title :   Benefits Analysis of Past Projects. Volume 2. Individual Project Assessments.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 82-Jan 84,


Corporate Author : APPLIED CONCEPTS CORP WOODSTOCK VA


Personal Author(s) : Simpson,J A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a155818.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 289


Abstract : A program was conducted to assess the technical results, degree of implementation, and resulting benefits from 75 past Air Force MANTECH projects. The projects encompassed nineteen divisions of eight major aerospace contractors, and most types of USAF end items. Almost one-half (47%) of all projects led to production implementation, yielding over $992 million (in 1982 dollars) in projected manufacturing cost savings through 1992, under a peacetime scenario. The savings figures are conservative in that they reflect only actual or definitely programmed cases of implementation, for implementation only at the contractor that performed the project, and reflect manufacturing cost only, exclusive of IR&D, G&A, and profit loadings. Approximately $593 million (60%) was in savings on military items, and $399 million (40%) was in production of commercial items. The Air Force portion of the military savings was approximately $522 million (88%). The bulk of the commercial savings resulted from employment of MANTECH-developed technologies by General Electric and Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for production of commercial aircraft engines. The savings-to-cost ratio for all projects and all economic benefits was found to be 19:1. Considering savings only to the military, the savings-to-cost ratio was 11:1, and from the perspective of dthe Air Force alone, 10:1. THe savings figures and ratios do not include numerous non-economic benefits which were identified. Many of these were product quality improvements which resulted in more mission-effective end items.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , *CONTRACTORS , *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , TEST AND EVALUATION , SCENARIOS , END ITEMS , AIRCRAFT , MANUFACTURING , PEACETIME , PRODUCTION , EMPLOYMENT , ECONOMICS , AIRCRAFT ENGINES , COSTS , QUALITY , PRODUCTION CONTROL , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , BENEFITS , SAVINGS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE