Accession Number : ADA308615

Title :   Contracting Out Wholesale Logistics: A Supply Cataloging Case Study.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : French, Douglas J.

PDF Url : ADA308615

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This paper postulates that broad based, wholesale, logistics could be contracted out to a far greater extent than occurs today. It evaluates current trends both in the public and private sector towards contracting out. The Report of the Commission on Roles and Mission of the Armed Forces reports that a savings of 20 percent can be obtained by contracting out many of these functions. The Defense Logistics Agency, the predominant wholesale logistician, is reviewing its business areas to identify contracting out opportunities. One such area is the Federal Catalog System (FCS) . Large portions of the FCS could be contracted out without adverse impact to the soldier in the field.

Descriptors :   *CONTRACTS, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, COMMERCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, COST ANALYSIS, ARMY PERSONNEL, REPORTS, CASE STUDIES, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, PATTERNS, SUPPLIES, CATALOGS, SAVINGS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE