Accession Number:

AD0754419

Title:

'Design to Cost' - Problem Definition, Survey of Potential Actions and Observations on Limitations,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA COST ANALYSIS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The paper provides a framework for discussion of the Design to Cost concept from the viewpoint of cost analysis. Design to Cost is viewed as a concept involving the design of a weapon system, using cost as a key design parameter. The Design-to-Cost literature often includes a variety of actions of broader scope, and these are noted in an effort to place Design to Cost in a proper context. Potential actions which DOD might take to achieve Design-to-Cost goals are discussed. A survey of actual actions being implemented by DOD is not made. Finally, observations are made concerning several problems that may limit the achievement of the Design-to-Cost goals. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE