Accession Number : AD0690400

Title :   VARIABLE COSTS OF ARMY EQUIPMENT OPERATION,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : O'Flaherty,J. ; O'Rorke,R. , Jr

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Thie study was initiated by the Board of Inquiry on the Army Logistic System to provide a method for balancing unit training requirements with funds required to recover the cost of parts and fuel consumed by equipment used in training. The inadequacy of methods for the costing of parts and fuel consumed led on occasion to a discrepancy between the training program required of operating units and funds provided. No really adequate methods are in use for estimating parts cost for training or for any other purpose. Devices relating parts costs to fuel consumed did not prove accurate. In the unit training areas the fiscal-account structure is oriented toward men and not equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY TRAINING, LOGISTICS), (*ARMY EQUIPMENT, COSTS), ARMY BUDGETS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, FUEL CONSUMPTION, SPARE PARTS, MAINTENANCE, DATA PROCESSING, INVENTORY CONTROL, ARMY PROCUREMENT

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE