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dc.contributor.authorKeating, Edward G.
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Robert
dc.contributor.authorSchank, John F.
dc.contributor.authorBirkler, John
dc.date01-Apr-08
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T21:15:51Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T21:15:51Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/33286
dc.descriptionProceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes how the US Navy structures fixed-price and fixed-price, incentive-fee shipbuilding contracts and how labor- and material-cost indexes can mitigate shipbuilder risk in either type of contract. The Navy frequently uses the Steel Vessel material-cost index, a Bureau of Labor Statistics-derived cost index based on the mix of materials in a typical commercial cargo ship constructed in the 1950s. The Steel Vessel Index has excessive weighting on iron and steel, thereby providing shipbuilders with a mismatch between their actual and the Index-assumed material-cost structure. We recommend the Navy use a material-cost index with more up-to-date weightings.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNaval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Programen_US
dc.titleUsing the Steel Vessel Material-cost Index to Mitigate Shipbuilder Risken_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentAcquisition Management
dc.contributor.departmentOther Research Faculty
dc.subject.authorFixed-priceen_US
dc.subject.authorFixed-price Shipbuilding Contract, Fixed-price, Incentive-fee Shipbuilding Contract, Labor-cost Index, Material-cost Indexen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-AM-08-039
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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