A Methodology for Assessing and Minimizing the Life Cycle Cost of a Weapon System Using Intelligence Assessments of Future Material Availability.
AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This methodology determines a new way of projecting material price or availability that accounts for the potentially substantial effects of war, revolution or political realignment in material producing nations. This technique is then applied to the optimization of weapon system cost in the design stage. The cost effectiveness of several strategies e.g., stockpiling, recycling for avoiding or minimizing the effects of material shortage is discussed using this method of pricing. The impact of material availability on force readiness is considered throughout the text. Author
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies