Accession Number : ADA188274

Title :   Implementation of Life Cycle Costing.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Burris, S G

PDF Url : ADA188274

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : The conditions and events in which served to highlight the fact that life cycle cost (LCC) had been ignored in the past and is being poorly utilized in the present are discussed. Mind-sets and faulty prioritizations which may prevent life cycle costing's successful implementation are also discussed. The significance of reliability and maintainability (R&M) to LCC, its role as the major LCC contributor, and its potential for greatest savings are addressed. The timing of LCC management emphasis and of trade offs, current guidance and direction, recommended methods of implementation, and current types of cost estimating models available and commonly utilized are also brought out. Keywords: Theses; Cost analysis; Data analysis; Questionnaires.

Descriptors :   *LIFE CYCLE COSTS, COST ANALYSIS, COST ESTIMATES, COST MODELS, DATA PROCESSING, LIFE CYCLES, MAINTAINABILITY, QUESTIONNAIRES, RELIABILITY, THESES, COST EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE