Accession Number : ADA288636

Title :   The U.S. Submarine Production Base : An Analysis of Cost, Schedule, and Risk for Selected Force Structures. Executive Summary,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Birkler, John ; Schank, John ; Smith, Giles ; Timson, Fred ; Chiesa, James

PDF Url : ADA288636

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Our study thus had three purposes: To determine the practicality of extending the current gap between submarine starts, given the time required to restart production. We wanted to make sure we took into account the full potential advantages of deferring the length of the gap-the longer production is put off, the more money should be saved. So we sought to find the longest gap possible that still allowed meeting force objectives. To compare the cost of producing submarines after the longest gap practical with that of continuing production. This is equivalent to determining which is greater-the savings from postponing production or the offsetting costs of shutdown and restart-and by how much. To characterize the largely unquantifiable risks involved in a reconstitution strategy.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *SUBMARINE BASES, SHIPS, UNITED STATES, RISK, ACQUISITION, PRODUCTION, MODELS, CONSTRUCTION, FLEETS(SHIPS), PERSONNEL, WORK, RESTARTING, SUBMARINES, SHIPBUILDING, PRODUCTION RATE, ATTACK SUBMARINES.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE