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