The use of life cycle costing for the acquisition of non-major systems at the Naval Regional Contracting Center, Detachment, Long Beach, CA
Tucker, R. Forrest
Matsushima, Rodney F.
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The use of Life Cycle Costing (LCC) has many potential benefits for the Government. These benefits range from reduced total ownership costs to increased reliability to improved maintainability. However, prior to applying the LCC technique, an analysis should be conducted to determine its usefulness. Consequently, the purpose of this thesis is to assess the applicability of the LCC concept to the purchase of non-major systems at the Naval Regional Contracting Center (NRCC) Detachment, Long Beach. The primary method of achieving this objective was through modifying the Graham LCC Decision Model for Spare Parts so that the Model could evaluate the usefulness of LCC for the purchase of a particular non-major system. Through the use of the Modified Graham LCC Decision Model, telephone and personal interviews, and a thorough literature review, the researcher found the usefulness of Life Cycle Costing for the acquisition of non-major systems at the NRCC, Detachment to be very limited.
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