Accession Number:

ADA045447

Title:

Training Developments: A Means to Reduce Life Cycle Costs.

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This report examines new trainig concepts developed throughout DOD over the past decade. The concepts that show promise for reducing life cycle costs are considered for trade-offs with hardware developments. The process of trade-off considerations is treated with a marginal cost-marginal benefit analysis put the investment where it provides the biggest return. Then a sensitivity analysis is conducted on parameters affected by training using a computer model to determine a trend in life cycle costssavings. It is concluded that many benefits cna be derived by increasing the share of the investment in the training subsystem although it may be at the cost of the hardware subsystem in some cases. These investments appear to be best placed in training and technical documentation or in job performance aids. Not only should this type investment reduce the life cycle cost but also provide job enrichment, higher operational abailability, fewer maintenance personnel requirements, fewer training course requirements, increased systems effectiveness, and other savings.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE