Accession Number : ADA296145

Title :   Estimating Disposal Costs Using the Component Material Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Idea paper,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Held, Kurt C.

PDF Url : ADA296145

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) is modifying the 5000 series acquisition regulations to add a disposal and demilitarization phase to the acquisition life-cycle. As a result of these changes, program offices will be required to consider disposal costs in life-cycle cost estimates. Currently there is little data and few cost models for estimating disposal costs. The Component Material Estimating Methodology provides a working alternative for estimating weapon system disposal costs. The Component Material Methodology (CMM) estimates disposal costs based on the type of materials used in a weapon system. The methodology looks at a system's individual components (e.g., engines, landing gear, and avionics), determines the type and quantity of materials used in each component (e.g., aluminum, heavy metals, and composites), and estimates the cost of disposing of those materials. The Air Force Cost Analysis Agency, Navy Cost Center, and Army Center for Cost Analysis should use the CMM for estimating disposal costs if no applicable models are available.The CMM can be done with little 'environmental' experience or knowledge. Using the CMM disposal estimates can be performed using a simple spreadsheet or a sophisticated cost model. The methodology is very flexible and can be used during any phase of the acquisition life- cycle. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *COST ESTIMATES, *COST MODELS, *LIFE CYCLE COSTS, *DISPOSAL, AVIONICS, METHODOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ENVIRONMENTS, ACQUISITION, COST ANALYSIS, MODIFICATION, QUANTITY, MATERIALS, NAVY, COSTS, ALUMINUM, DEMILITARIZATION, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, ARMY, REGULATIONS, LANDING GEAR, HEAVY METALS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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