Accession Number : ADA305729

Title :   Defense Performance Review Metrics: Wood Products Initiative.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Grover, Paul E. ; Dockery, Sharan E.

PDF Url : ADA305729

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : A test was conducted to compare the performance of local purchase against a modified form of central procurement for wood products. During a test period of January 1, 1995 through September 30, 1995, two Marine bases were each instructed to purchase wood products via one of the test methods and to report test metrics. The base using local purchase reported generally higher prices averaging about 10% along with longer lead times of 9 days. The quality of material delivers was judged to be the same in each test case. The customers of local purchase reported higher levels of satisfaction during the conduct of the test. Therefore, it was concluded that the modified central procurement method was competitive with local purchase and should be expanded into additional geographical areas where the demand and market conditions warrant a similar contract type.

Descriptors :   *METHODOLOGY, *MARKET RESEARCH, *COMPARISON, *NAVAL RESEARCH, *WOOD, *NAVAL PROCUREMENT, *METRIC SYSTEM, COMPETITION, CONTRACTS, HIGH COSTS, ECONOMICS, MODIFICATION, MATERIALS, REPORTS, TEST METHODS, LOGISTICS, EXPANSION, QUALITY ASSURANCE, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, LEAD TIME.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE