Accession Number : ADP002831

Title :   A Survey of Contractor Productivity Measurement Practices,

Corporate Author : ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Norton,M. G. ; Zabel,W. V.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This paper is extracted from an interim APRO report describing the results of a survey of contractor productivity measurement practices. Respondents ranking organizational performance evaluation factors listed productivity fifth in importance behind profitability, effectiveness, quality, and efficiency. Problems encountered in measuring productivity were usually due to the complexities of quantifying and relating various input and output factors involved. Although no evidence was found from the survey that an integrated total factor productivity measurement system has been implemented, production cost and productivity information is available and currently being tracked with varying success by defense contractors. The most popular indices used are value added/employee and comparison of standard hours to actual hours. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Army procurement, *Contract administration, *Productivity, Measurement, Production rate, Industrial production, Organizations, Operational effectiveness, Efficiency, Optimization, Resources, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE