Accession Number : ADA181736

Title :   Alignment of Manpower Requirements with Procurement Workload.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Wicker,Whiting J

PDF Url : ADA181736

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : U.S. Army Materiel Command Major Subordinate Commands (MSCs) are failing to accomplish their Procurement Appropriation Army (PAA)-Secondary obligation plans and are experiencing significant increases in Procurement Administrative Lead Time (PALT). A PALT computer simulation model was developed for determining Procurement and Production Directorate (PPD) manpower requirements based upon procurement workload and other factors which might improve overall contract execution performance at one MSC, U.S. Army Missile Command (MICOM). It was found current MICOM PPD manpower allocation may be suboptimal. An algorithm was developed for realigning manpower to reduce average Procurement Work Directive PALT and procurement backlog. Future manpower reallocations should be simulated with dedicated computer resources to arrive at an optimal manpower realignment. A preliminary evaluation of the applicability of the MICOM model to other MSCs is made, with a more complete evaluation to be based on future analyses. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *LEAD TIME, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, ALGORITHMS, ALLOCATIONS, MANPOWER, OPTIMIZATION, PROCUREMENT, PRODUCTION, ALIGNMENT, REQUIREMENTS, CONTRACTS, WORKLOAD, ARMY PROCUREMENT, SIMULATION LANGUAGES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE