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The effects on Life Support Costs by Design and Support Decisions
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

There is a recent world trend in where more and more countries and therefore theirmilitarizes has made their spending more streamlined by attempting to calculate thetrue cost of a system, also called its Life Cycle Cost, this does not only affect the costsof acquisition but also the cost of using, repairing and discard it. This has forced thedefence industry to adopt the same way of thinking when developing their systems inorder to stay competitive.Electronic Defence Systems (EDS) is a business area within SAAB, a Swedish de-fence company, that has experienced this. Within EDS and its business unit ElectronicWarfare (EW), the ILS-department (Integrated Logistics Support) is tasked with imple-menting this line of thinking within EDS. The ILS-department has seen the need for agreater leverage in the decision making process, both during product development andin the after sales market. In order to achieve this increased leverage, they saw the needfor an evaluation tool to decrease Life Support Costs (LSC) to more concrete show thesaving that can be done, if a design is made more maintainable.This thesis aims to create a tool to meet the demands of the ILS department andenhance their toolbox by building a model calculating the relevant costs and presentingthem in a clear and comprehensive way, so that the finished LSC evaluation frameworkcan be an effective aid in the decision making process.The main result of this thesis is a LSC evaluation framework that show the impact ofboth small and large changes to the technical and/or support system on LSC. In orderto do this, the LSC evaluation framework utilizes the OPUS suite software; OPUS10,Simlox and Catloc together with supporting documents. The end result is a delta modelin order to compare different solutions. The delta model includes reference values forrelevant costs that can be affected by such changes.With the finish model ILS got the tool to show the cost differences, as they wanted,it also will make way for a new way of thinking. Not just to account for the cost ofdevelopment for a system, but the repair costs that comes with the way it is developedand designed. During the thesis it was clear that it was the way of thinking that ILShad as a unspoken goal with the thesis.Included is also two cases in which the model is used. The data shown during thesecases have been obfuscated to comply with confidentiality requirements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 79 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, SAAB, Total Cost of owership, TCO, Järfälla
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-43578Local ID: 17162033-1cb1-4756-a25d-806ad261ed6eOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-43578DiVA: diva2:1016811
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial and Management Engineering, master's level
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Note
Validerat; 20160404 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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