A study of public works make or buy decisions
Bird, David R.
Hoverland, H. Arthur
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The question invariably arises in Navy public works organizations whether to fabricate or purchase certain material components utilized in station maintenance work. Applicable cost concepts for decision purposes are discussed and the literature on the subject of make or buy is reviewed . Factors which influence make-or-buy decisions in public works activities of the Naval Material Support Establishment, as obtained by a survey study, are presented and critically analyzed.