Life Cycle Costing Applied to the Procurement of Aircraft Spare Parts.
NAVY AVIATION SUPPLY OFFICE PHILADELPHIA PA*
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Life cycle costing has become a generic term within the Department of Defense meaning the quantification of costs identified with end item use and applying the costs in conjunction with acquisition costs to award contracts yielding lowest total cost to the government. The thesis describes and to some degree defines an extent segment of contracting utilizing life cycle costing for contract award and achievement measurement. The overall procurement environment is examined prior to putting into place the new and special elements relating to life cycle costing. The panorama of life cycle costing aspects related to contract definitization, award and achievement are examined and described. Specific techniques for applying life cycle costing to military aircraft are narrowed down to real life experiences in the procurement of spare parts. Case histories are cited. A summary and statement of conclusions present the compilation and abstraction of ideas which further the application of life cycle costing in the procurement of spare parts for military aircraft. Author
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies