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dc.contributor.authorPryce, Michael
dc.date30-Apr-11
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T21:23:54Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T21:23:54Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/33685
dc.descriptionProceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program)en_US
dc.description.abstractComplex products and systems (CoPS), such as large defense equipment programs, are major capital goods in which customers play a central role from design through disposal (Davies & Hobday, 2005). A central idea of the research that this paper reports on is that the degree of complexity in CoPS may have a significant effect on the range of possible variance of their operations and support (O&S) costs. However, operational use and other factors also have an important part to play in the complexity of CoPS, which simple ''parts count'' approaches may miss. The research design presented is one of a pair of detailed case studies, based on the U.S./UK Harrier combat aircraft. In this work paper, the intention is to explore how different approaches in the U.S. and UK to O&S on the Harrier aircraft have impacted some of the key drivers of costs. In addition, initial comparisons are made with more complex (in parts count terms) aircraft.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAcquisition Research Programen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleCosting Complex Products, Operations, and Supporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentAcquisition Management
dc.subject.authorCostingen_US
dc.subject.authorComplex Products, CoPS, Major Capital Coods, Operations and Support Cost, Parts Counten_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-AM-11-C8P18R01-063
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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