Accession Number : ADA017638

Title :   Investigation of the Short Range Cost Impact of Program Stretchout.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Payne,Isaac S. , IV

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The thesis is a result of research into the weapon system acquisition process and the costs of development-type acquisition programs. Greater understanding of the interaction between total program costs and program schedule could contribute to better decisions regarding program stretchout and more effective program management under conditions of development program schedule expansion. The thesis analyzes development program cost behaviors vis-a-vis program stretchout, presents cost models which demonstrate cost-schedule interrelationships and yield total program stretchout costs, and presents a methodology for decreasing the cost impact of program stretchout.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS PLANNING, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION, COSTS, SCHEDULING, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, AIR FORCE PLANNING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THESES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE