Accession Number:

AD0785953

Title:

The Development of a Predictive Model for First Unit Costs Following Breaks in Production.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

While the learning curve has received increased emphasis from private industry and the United States Air Force USAF, an associated phenomenon, the break in production and its effect on follow-on first unit costs has received little formal attention. Since a major activity of USAF is the procurement of spares or parts after initial production of a weapon system is completed, the need for a model to predict first unit costs following a break in production is evident. This thesis developed such a model relative to a machine-shop environment. Through the use of a computer stepwise regression program, a model was determined to predict first unit direct costs after a break in production. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE