A Historical Analysis of Total Package Procurement, Life Cycle Costing, and Design to Cost
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This study is the result of an attempt to prepare a historical analysis of the three major Department of Defense efforts developed to control costs in the acquisition process. Some might argue that other concepts, such as Value Engineering, PIECOST, or Should Cost, should be included, however, it is believed that the ones presented here represent the approaches most relevant to individuals involved in program control. The concepts analyzed include Total Package Procurement, Life Cycle Costing, and Design to Cost. The study is directed toward the individual with little knowledge of the concepts. It is designed to provide the reader with a general knowledge of what each concept is, when it is used, what some major ground-rules governing the concepts use are, and what some of the significant strengths and weaknesses of the concept are.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies