Accession Number:

ADA028594

Title:

Design-to-Cost: Implications for the System Engineer.

Descriptive Note:

Student study rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The study summarizes the current literature on the background of the design-to-cost policy, its current state of implementation, the lessons learned relevant to the system engineering discipline, and the outlook for the future of design-to-cost. Based on this background investigation, the study examines the lessons learned to draw out what the system engineer, at various government organizational levels, should be doing to make design-to-cost a more workable policy. Specifically discussed are improvements to the requirements definition process, thoughts on establishing a design-to-cost goal, and the preparation of clearer instructions to contractors for implementing design-to-cost.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE