Cost Management in a Tactical Environment: A Case Study of the 316th Expeditionary Support Command (ESC) in Iraq, 2007-2008

Report Number: NPS-LM-10-003

Series: Logistics Management

Category: Cost Management

Report Series: Case Study

Authors: Matthew Mixa, Michael Williams

Title: Cost Management in a Tactical Environment: A Case Study of the 316th Expeditionary Support Command (ESC) in Iraq, 2007-2008

Published: 2010-05-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2010/NPS-LM-10-003.pdf

Keywords: 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Cost Management, Case Study, Deployed, Cost Control, Iraq

Abstract:

This project investigates the distinction between cost-benefit analysis and cost management. Although there exist several precedents in which elements of the Department of Defense have practiced cost management, nowhere to be found was an example of applied cost management in a theater of combat. This project provides a case study of the 316th ESC, which may begin to fill that void. The 316th ESC