Human Resources, Logistics, and Cost Factors in Weapon System Development: Methodology and Data Requirements
DYNAMICS RESEARCH CORP WILMINGTON MA
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This report describes a methodology which is useful for applying human resources, logistics, and cost factors in weapon system acquisition programs. The methodology, termed the coordinated human resources technology CHRT, was developed from an integration of five individual human resources technologies maintenance manpower modeling, instructional system development, job guide development, human resources in design tradeoffs, and system ownership costing. The CHRT methodology operates from a consolidated data base CDB which integrates data from these five technologies into a single data source. The CHRT methodology has two distinct capabilities a it can assess the impact of baseline and alternative equipment designs and support plans on human resources, logistics, and ownership costs, and b it can provide an integrated maintenance personnel, training, and technical manual program for the system. The CHRT methodology is implemented by a number of computer operated models, manual operated models, and task analysis procedures. The CDB has both computer data files and hard copy data files. The description of the CHRT and the CDB is based upon a conceptual structure and the results of a preliminary tryout of the conceptual structure using data from the Advanced Medium STOL Transport System acquisition program.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics