Accession Number : ADP001236

Title :   Production Rate Adjustment Factors (PRAF) Cost Model,

Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Arconati,Arnold V.

Report Date : SEP 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The AVRADCOM Directorate for Plans and Analysis developed an investment model that provides quick reaction 'time-phased' cost estimates. It incorporates the 'learning curve' lot size technique and Production Rate Adjustment Factors (PRAF) to calculate 'adjusted average lot costs' by year. The PRAF's are results of complicated mathematical equations; their main assumptions are that the 'average unit cost' increases whenever the lot size is varied. This program also stratifies the total investment costs by partial 'work breakdown structure'.

Descriptors :   *Cost analysis, *Cost models, *Production rate, *Factor analysis, Logistics support, Cost estimates, Learning curves, Equations, Mathematical models, Procurement, Computer printouts, Word lists, Model theory, Management planning and control, Planning programming budgeting, Management information systems, Conferencing(Communications), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE