Accession Number : ADP002775

Title :   Increasing Spares Competition in AFLC (Air Force Logistics Center),


Personal Author(s) : McCann,T. M. ; Butterworth,J. R.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This paper describes the results of a research effort sponsored by the Air Force Business Research Management Center at Wright Patterson AFB. The focus of the research was on the identification of the impediments to competitive spares acquisition and definition of those actions which can be taken to improve the capability of Air Force to achieve competition on spare parts. The effort included an extensive search of the literature and field visits to Air Logistics Centers involved with the purchase of spare parts. The research was structured around analysis of the impact of the Procurement Method Code on the competitive activities. The results of the research is a set of recommendations covering systemic changes in the initial system acquisition process and in the procedures used at the Air Logistics Centers in item screening and contracting which should provide the capability to improve the degree of attained competition for Air Force spare parts. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air force procurement, *Spare parts, *Acquisition, *Research management, Management planning and control, Resources, Systems analysis, Contracts, Contract administration, Automation, Operational effectiveness, Cost effectiveness, Symposia

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