Accession Number : ADP001230

Title :   Experience Curves on Five Army Programs,


Personal Author(s) : Carrick,Paul M.

Report Date : SEP 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : There is a supplementary approach that should provide a basis for identifying the sources of the large variance in competitive outcomes. This is to adopt an ex ante method: to determine how sole source and competitive contractors actually derive and use experience curves in their pricing and resource management. If the introduction of competition has a significant effect on acquisition costs, then the source of the potential savings should be visible in the manner in which sole source and competitive contractors plan and conduct their operations. Thus, this paper summarizes how contractors used experience curves for five current Army acquisition programs: the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System, (BFVS); the Multiple Launch Rocket System, (MLRS); the Copperhead artillery projectile, the Viper anti-tank rocket, and the York Division Air Defense Gun System, (DIVAD).

Descriptors :   *Logistics support, *Cost analysis, *Acquisition, *Price index, Learning curves, Mathematical analysis, Contract proposals, Cost effectiveness, Cost estimates, Planning programming budgeting, Management planning and control, Management information systems, Conferencing(Communications), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE