Cost As an Independent Variable Implementation Issues by David W. Henningsen

Cost As an Independent Variable Implementation Issues Author: David W. Henningsen
eBook Title: Cost As an Independent Variable Implementation Issues
ISBN10: 1423571444
ISBN13: 978-1423571445
Language: English
Publisher: Storming Media (1997)
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This is a NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA report procured by the Pentagon and made available for public release. It has been reproduced in the best form available to the Pentagon. It is not spiral-bound, but rather assembled with Velobinding in a soft, white linen cover. The Storming Media report number is A978133. The abstract provided by the Pentagon follows: This thesis will examine challenges defense department managers face when implementing the cost as an independent variable (CAIV) concept of cost control. The CAIV concept replaces the design-to-cost (DTC) concept which only achieved limited success. Emphasis is placed on identifying issues that managers faced implementing the DTC concept. These issues are analyzed to determine the potential cause of the issue and the impact the issue may have on programs implementing CAIV. It is the contention of this thesis that the CAIV concept and the DTC concept are in theory, virtually identical. Many of the same issues will surface during CAIV implementation that managers faced implementing DTC. CAIV may become another ineffective cost control measure. However, DTC was not usually implemented as intended by the guidance. In addition, acquisition reform has provided the manager implementing the CMV concept significant advantages over previous managers. With full management support, programs implementing the CAIV concept can succeed and provide cost effective systems that meet the needs of the user.

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