Accession Number : ADA258446


Title :   A Feasibility Study on Consolidating Air Force Cost Reduction Programs


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Donohoe, Joseph H ; Hobson, Mark A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258446.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 160


Abstract : This study investigated the possibility of consolidating available manufacturing cost savings programs into one concise effort with common ground rules and regulations. The current manufacturing cost savings program include the Industrial Modernization Incentive Program (IMIP), the Manufacturing Technology Program (MANTECH), and the Value Engineering Program (VE). A literature search revealed that there are problems associated with each of these cost savings programs. A case study was conducted on the B-2 System Program Office's effort to consolidate cost savings programs into one common effort. This case study revealed that there were positive benefits in reducing cost after consolidation. A survey of Air Force Program and Manufacturing Directors was also conducted to validate the problems identified in the literature review and to determine if these Directors would support or resist a consolidation of cost savings programs on their own contract. This survey revealed that Program and Manufacturing Directors to experience the same problems as seen in the literature review and that they would support a cost savings consolidation effort on their program.


Descriptors :   *COSTS , AIR FORCE , MANUFACTURING , ACQUISITION , VALUE , BENEFITS , SAVINGS , VALUE ENGINEERING , REGULATIONS , BUDGETS , ENGINEERING , THESES , REDUCTION


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE