Accession Number:

ADA604492

Title:

Applications of Should Cost to Achieve Cost Reductions

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The initial version of the DoD s Better Buying Power BBP guidance directed use of Should Cost Management as a tool to increase efficiency and productivity in DoD acquisition programs. Over three years later, it is worthwhile to examine how programs have implemented Should Cost, the types of savings programs have identified and realized, and best practices and lessons learned that may be adopted or adapted by other programs. This paper provides selected Should Cost implementation examples from fifteen Major Defense Acquisition Programs MDAPs that have resulted in realized Should- Cost savings or initiatives that have an excellent chance of being realized. These programs employed various approaches based on the program s characteristics and phase within the acquisition life cycle.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Defense Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE