Accession Number:

ADA048254

Title:

Joint Design-to-Cost Guide. Life Cycle Cost as a Design Parameter

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL DEVELOPMENT AND READINESS COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The Design to Cost DTC concept establishes life cycle cost life cycle cost to the maximum extent feasible as a design parameter during a systems design and development phase and provides a cost discipline to be used throughout the acquisition of a system. This Guide provides information and guidance for application of the Design to Cost concepts contained in DOD directive 5000.28, Design to Cost, dated 23 May 1975 which has been included as Appendix A. The effectiveness of Design to Cost in meeting weapon systems needs within budget constraints greatly depends upon the manner in which it is implemented. This Guide makes no attempt to develop a standardized approach to implement Design to Cost other than to outline certain policies and basic guidelines. Design to Cost must be tailored to fit the individual program based on stated objectives and risks involved.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE