Accession Number : AD0739436

Title :   Linear Indifference Contracting for Maintainability and Reliability.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Reynolds,Richard L.

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The paper presents an incentive contracting plan for Reliability and Maintainability based on the life cycle support cost of the item. The contract is lot for the system with the lowest life cycle support cost. The purchase price is determined by the field performance of the equipment. The concept for consumer indifference to field performance is incorporated and thereby leads to no rejection of the product. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS), (*CONTRACTS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*ARMY EQUIPMENT, MAINTAINABILITY), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MAINTENANCE, RELIABILITY, QUALITY CONTROL, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CONFIDENCE LIMITS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE