Accession Number:

ADA028859

Title:

Design to Cost Policy Versus Implementation.

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

This report chronologically reviews the literature and proponent statements regarding Design to Cost DTC since issuance of DODD 5000.1 in July 1971. The report concludes that a basic conflict exists between DODD 5000.1 and current implementation practices. Problem area resulting from this conflict which are identified and discussed are Softness of the Illities Area Initial Cost Estimates of DTC Goals, and The Impact Upon DTC Goals Resulting From the Contractual Gap Between Full Scale Development and Production. Concepts also discussed from a philosophical point of view are Results of Design Simplicity Commercial Practices, and Design Tradeoffs versus Design Innovation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE