Accession Number : ADA243927

Title :   An Analysis of the Purchase Request Process at Wright Laboratories.

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) : Morton, Charles E.

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : This study looked at the process of preparing, coordinating, and reviewing a purchase request (PR) in the Wright Laboratories at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The main focus of the study was on identifying problems with the process and suggestions to improve the process. The research method used was the Delphi Technique. Thirty-two PR process experts (16 engineers and 16 contracting personnel) participated in the study. Two rounds of written questionnaires were used with separate questionnaires for engineers and contracting people. The research identified several strengths, problems, and suggestions for improving the PR process in Wright Labs. Significant problem areas included coordinates, PR quality, training, and funding. Most of the strengths noted were related to cooperation in the process. Suggestions for improvement included improving cooperation, automating as much as possible, and making it easier for those involved to get information needed for their jobs. The research confirmed some initiatives Wright Labs is working and also gave them new ideas to consider.

Descriptors :   DELPHI TECHNIQUES, OHIO, QUESTIONNAIRES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE