Accession Number:

ADA165520

Title:

Controlling Life-Cycle Cost: A Management Perspective.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

148.0

Abstract:

The objective of this thesis is to examine the obstacles which are preventing the Navy from realizing the full economic advantage of a total cost management program for aviation support equipment. The research has shown that Navy program managers are not fully committed to managing life-cycle cost nor is it considered early enough in the procurement process to influence design. To improve the life-cycle cost management effort, existing policies and provisions included in DoD Directives should be applied to aviation support equipment. More emphasis should be placed on the RFP as a means of communicating the Navys concerns about controlling cost and adequate information should be provided to the contractor to be used in developing realistic cost estimates. Finally, life-cycle cost should be elevated to the level of unit-production cost, schedule and performance and made a mandatory source selection criterion. Keywords Life-cycle cost management Total cost of ownership Managing cost Operating and support cost LCC of aviation support equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE