Accession Number:

ADA156670

Title:

Validation of the Algorithm for Base Direct Material Cost for the Component Support Cost System (D160B).

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

INFORMATION SPECTRUM INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-13

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Visibility and Management of Operating and Support Costs is a program initiated by the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD in order to ensure that each Military Department gathers, tracks, and computes operating and support costs by weapon system. VAMOSC II is an Air Force management information system which is responsive to the OSD initiative. It uses information from existing Air Force data systems to satisfy both Air Force and OSD needs for certain weapon system operating and support OS costs. At present, the VAMOSC II system comprises three subsystems 1 The Weapon System Support Cost WSSC system D160, which deals with aircraft, 2 The Communications - Electronics C-E system D160A, which deals with ground communications - electronics equipment, 3 The Component Support Cost Subsystem CSCS D160B, which deals with subsystems and components for aircraft. This report provides the verification and validation of the algorithm called Base Direct Material Costs. It addresses the costs of consumable material issued by base supply organizations to maintenance shops for repairs of aircraft. Supply organizations of the Air Force maintain records in terms of National Stock Number, not Work Unit Code. In order to assign the costs of the material to subsystems and components, an allocation procedure was needed. This algorithm allocates costs in proportion to the number of repair actions reported.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Hardware
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE