Accession Number : ADP001226

Title :   Competition in Automotive Commodities: Implications for Competitive and Non-Competitive Acquisition Strategies,

Corporate Author : ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI

Personal Author(s) : Watkins,Partick N.

Report Date : SEP 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : During the 1970's, several research organizations undertook rigorous studies of the effects of competition on weapon system cost. The basic goal of these investigations was to determine the net cost savings attributable to competition. As various problems in methodology were solved, a model was evolved which could be used to predict the probable effect of competition on an individual system. The model is used in conjunction with a database of-competitive and comparable sole source acquisition histories. The purpose of this paper is to present available data on competition of automotive commodities and to suggest some additional uses for the model in program management and contract negotiations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Logistics support, *Cost analysis, *Automotive vehicles, *Contract administration, Mathematical models, Statistical analysis, Cost estimates, Acquisition, Life cycle costs, Mathematical prediction, Data bases, Price index, Commodities, History, Savings, Quality assurance, Management planning and control, Weapon systems, Planning programming budgeting, Management information systems, Conferencing(Communications), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE