Accession Number:

ADA142369

Title:

An Evaluation of the WSSC (Weapon System Support Cost) Cost Allocation Algorithms. IV. Below Depot Maintenance.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

DESMATICS INC STATE COLLEGE PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

This report is the fourth in a series of volumes by Desmatics, Inc. which review procedures used in the Weapon System Support Cost WSSC subsystem of the Air Force Visibility and Management of Operating and Support Costs VAMOSC system to allocate operating and support costs to USAF aircraft Weapon systems. This volume presents the results of an examination of the algorithms and data used by WSSC to allocate below depot maintenance costs. Because data is not available to show directly the below depot maintenance costs incurred by each MDS mission-design-series, it is necessary for WSSC to allocate the costs which are available at the commandbase level. WSSC uses maintenance direct labor hour DLH data as the basis for allocation. Although the DLH data is subject to reporting errors of omission and inflation, the analysis in this report indicates that the resulting inaccuracies do not vitiate allocation based on that data. Desmatics makes several specific recommendations for changes in WSSC processing, and raises several questions for review by Office of VAMOSC personnel pursuant to possible development of additional changes. Desmatics conclusions and recommendations are listed in this report, together with accompanying comments from the Office of VAMOSC.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE