Accession Number : AD0787183

Title :   A Summary and Analysis of Selected Life Cycle Costing Techniques and Models.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S

Personal Author(s) : Dover, Lawrence E. ; Oswald, Billie E., Jr

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 182

Abstract : Operational costs continue to recur throughout the life of a weapon system and normally represents the majority of life cycle costs. Presented are an 'Annotated Bibliography of Selected Life Cycle Costing Literature' and a 'Taxonomy of Selected Life Cycle Cost Models'. The Annotated Bibliography is sectionalized into six areas: Directives and Guides; General Philosophy and Methodology; Reliability and Maintainability; Cost-Effectiveness; Cost Models; and Case Studies and Technical Reports. The Taxonomy discusses six types of life cycle cost models including accounting, cost estimating relationship, simulation, failure-free warranty, reliability, and economic analysis models. One conclusion is that awareness of life cycle costing concepts results in better planning and decisionmaking. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *LIFE CYCLES, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, *BIBLIOGRAPHIES, COSTS, TAXONOMY, RELIABILITY, MAINTAINABILITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ACCOUNTING, MODELS, ESTIMATES, SIMULATION, THESES.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE