The Effect of Substituting the DD Form 250 Acceptance Rate for Actual Production Rate When Predicting Direct Labor Requirements for Missile Production Programs.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The addition of the production rate variable to the standard learning curve model has been validated as a significant improvement in estimating direct labor hours for airframes, avionics equipment, aircraft engines, and missiles. This research set out to determine if acceptance rate of the end item could serve as a reliable proxy for the production rate variable when production rate data are not available to the researcher. Acceptance rate, as reported on DD Form 250, was substituted for production rate data in a replication of research on the Maverick missile program. Research results failed to support the reliability of the acceptance rate proxy for this program. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Guided Missiles