Accession Number:

AD0814958

Title:

COSTING A UNIT TRAINING PROGRAM. VOLUME I. GENERAL SYSTEMS DESCRIPTION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This report sets forth a methodology for ascertaining the direct variable costs incurred parts and fuel consumption through the usage of equipment in combat-unit training activities. Such costs are under current financial systems not readily available. Were such costs more readily available, through the adoption by the Army of a methodology such as described in the report, it is very possible that improvements could be effected in the usage of equipment, and the broad objective to which such usage is directed-combat-training readiness--could in some degree be enhanced. The report is presented in two parts Volume I. General Systems Description. Volume II. Derivation of Pars Cost Factors. The first volume describes the nature of the investigation, the problems encountered, and the methodology developed--the latter in general terms. Specific recommendations are presented on continuing the development of the system described in order to achieve an operational system within the Army. The second volume treats in detail the development of parts cost factors for 16 major items. The actual results are presented and analyzed and the computer programs are described. Problem areas are discussed and additional computer programs needed for improved accuracy and for theater, region, and unit factors in addition to worldwide are outlined. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE