Accession Number : ADA189489

Title :   Modeling the Procurement Process at the Defense Electronics Supply Center to Predict Procurement Administrative Lead Time.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Pegoraro, Alan D.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was to develop a method to predict the impact of manpower changes, workload changes, or policy changes on Procurement Administrative Lead Time at the Defense Electronics Supply Center. This method was needed because growing lead times are a costly problem and currently there is no way to predict the impact of workload, manpower, or policy changes on Procurement Administrative Lead Time at any Defense Logistics Agency hardware supply center. The method chosen to represent the pertinent procurement processes was a SLAM II simulation, The simulation represents procurements that occurred in Fiscal Year 1987 in the Commodity Branches and the Phase I Branch. The simulation resulted in Procurement Administrative Lead Times that correspond to actual lead times. A user of the model can input changes in manpower, workload, or policy to assess their impact on model Procurement Administrative Lead Times for Phase II, Small Manual, and Large Manual Purchase Requests. Keywords: Military procurement lead time; Logistic management.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONICS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *PROCUREMENT, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, IMPACT, INPUT, LEAD TIME, MANAGEMENT, MANPOWER, MANUAL OPERATION, MODELS, POLICIES, SIMULATION, THESES, USER NEEDS, WORKLOAD.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE