Accession Number : AD0773723

Title :   Managing-to Cost: A Spectrum of Management Cost Environments.

Descriptive Note : Study rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Jackson, Lee S.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The paper presents a study for the Joint Logistics Commander's Panel for Design to Unit Production Cost Goals. A review of the literature on design-to-cost showed that there is a spectrum of cost management environments from a fixed price production-orientation through a Life Cycle Cost System Value-Oriented. Further, nine issues of managing within these environments were identified and tested through interviews with ten military program managers and their staffs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS PLANNING, *COSTS, PREDICTIONS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, SPECIFICATIONS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE