Accession Number : ADA296154

Title :   Result and Implications for Phase-II of the Wing Commanders Flexibility Test (Local Versus Central Purchase).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY RICHMOND VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Dockery, Sharan ; Green, Margaret ; Greiner, Robert

PDF Url : ADA296154

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The Air Force conducted a local purchase test, known as the Air Force Wing Commanders' Flexibility Test, to enhance the wing commanders' acquisition options for meeting mission requirements. This test was executed in support of the Defense Acquisition Regulatory (DAR) Case 91-908-01 (Required Sources of Supplies and Services - Commodity Assignments). Authority to proceed with the test, which was conducted under two phases, was granted by the DAR Council with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) monitoring the test from a Department of Defense (DoD) systems perspective. Phase-I of the test (report dated January 1994) covered the time period of October 1991 through September 1993 and was restricted to consumable items for base support, equipment, and vehicles (excluding weapons, flight, and space systems). The test involved ten Air Force bases consisting of seven Active, one Air Reserve, and two National Guard locations. During this first phase, the local purchase option was infrequently (only a total of 215 buys) exercised. Results indicated that items could be obtained faster through local purchase but at greater cost. Phase-II covered the time period of October 1993 through September 1994. This second phase both extended the range of items that may be purchased under the test and expanded the test to twenty-three Air Force bases consisting of eighteen Active, three Air Reserve, and two National Guard locations. In spite of extending the range of items and increasing the number of participating bases, the local purchase test continued to be infrequently used (only a total of 272 attempted buys).

Descriptors :   *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *AIR FORCE BUDGETS, TEST AND EVALUATION, WEAPONS, NATIONAL GUARD, SOURCES, POSITION(LOCATION), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ACQUISITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, SPACE SYSTEMS, COSTS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, LIMITATIONS, MISSIONS, PROCUREMENT, CONSUMPTION, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, SUPPLIES, WINGS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, AIRPORTS, COMMODITIES, WING LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

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