Accession Number:

ADA043166

Title:

Reliability Improvement Warranties: Government Benefits, Contractor Risks.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

Reliability Improvement Warranties illustrate a new contractual technique for improving reliability by providing a strong monetary incentive to the contractor. This incentive, however, also places additional monetary risk on the contractor. Industry has expressed mounting concerns over this risk. This thesis contains an examination of the relationship between government benefits and contractor risk. Existing and proposed RIW contracts are evaluated in regard to the type of equipment under warranty, the use of exclusions, penalties for non-compliance, and RIW price. The results of the analysis illustrate how RIW is being used by the government. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Printing and Graphic Arts
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE