Accession Number : AD0768031

Title :   Design to Price from the Perspective of the United States, France, and the Soviet Union,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Alexander, Arthur J.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The report outlines how design to cost imposes constraints on the periphery of the development organization and gives to project managers the autonomy required to carry out the task. By substituting simple external constraints for detailed regulation it allows both the customer and the developer to operate more efficiently. It is a means of placing a weapons acquisition project, for example, on a more acceptable portion of the performance-cost curve.

Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, SELECTION, FACTOR ANALYSIS, EFFICIENCY, COSTS, UNITED STATES, FRANCE, USSR, WEAPON SYSTEMS, TEST METHODS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, CURVE FITTING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE