Accession Number : ADA215620

Title :   Design Change Notices in Air Force Spares Acquisition.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S

Personal Author(s) : Burns, Joseph W

PDF Url : ADA215620

Report Date : Sep 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : A new Air Force weapon system, if delivered before the support items needed to sustain its use, is not a credible threat or deterrent. To ensure concurrent delivery of support items and the end item, provisioning data, used to initiate procurement of the support items, is processed long before production of the end item is completed. Due largely to the complexity of new Air Force systems, changes to the design frequently occur after the original provisioning data is submitted. Design Change Notices (DCN) are used to notify the Air Force of changes that have occurred to the provisioning data. The volume of changes being submitted threatens to overwhelm the Air Force provisioning process and obviate the advantage of processing the data early to begin with. This research describes DCNs and DCN processing in the Air Force. A flow chart of the current DCN process illustrates that the process is repetitive and inefficient, but the process is inextricably linked to the Air Force provisioning data system. A new data system must be developed to solve the process inefficiencies. In addition, many DCNs that are being submitted and processed do not impact support item procurement. These must be identified and edited out rather than be processed unnecessarily. Keywords: Contract management; Military theses. (KT)

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *SPARE PARTS, *THESES, AIR FORCE, DELIVERY, END ITEMS, FLOW CHARTING, IMPACT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, PROCUREMENT, PRODUCTION, VOLUME

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE