Accession Number : ADA184692

Title :   Institutionalizing the Buy Our Spare Parts (BOSS) Initiatives within the Navy Field Contracting System (NFCS).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Stearns,Ronald J

PDF Url : ADA184692

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : This study examines the Buy Our Spares Smart (BOSS) Program which was established as a result of Defense Department spare parts pricing problems experienced in 1983-1984. The study focuses on how BOSS initiatives might be institutionalized in the Navy Field Contracting System (NFCS). The study reviews the BOSS organization, initiatives, and the current status of the program. The study examines methods which would facilitate effective incorporation of the BOSS initiatives within the NFCS and analyzes problems and issues related to these methods. The researcher found two alternative methods of integrating the BOSS initiatives. The first is use of the Productive Unit Resourcing System (PURS) to incorporate continued BOSS Program funding. The second is to fold the maturing BOSS Program into the Competition Advocate General Priority Objectives. Recommendations concerning these two alternatives as well as modifications to current regulations and the breakout process are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PROCUREMENT, SPARE PARTS, PROBLEM SOLVING, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, THESES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE