The Development of a Predictive Model for First Unit Costs Following Breaks in Production.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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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
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies