Accession Number:

ADA162377

Title:

Use of Data Envelopment Analysis in Cost Analysis and Estimating,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Data Envelopment Analysis DEA was developed with the idea of evaluating the performance measurign productivity or efficiency of not-for-profit organizations. However, it appears that DEA also has potential as a tool for use in traditional cost estimatinganalysis roles. The purpose of this paper is to briefly introduce the DEA methodology to the cost analysis community. We proceed in this paper by first presenting the DEA model formulation. This is followed by a description of the characteristics and conventions of the DEA model. The next section provides an example of the formulation of the DEA model for a specific analysis. The paper concludes with a discussion on possible avenues of DEA use in cost estimatinganalysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE