Accession Number : ADA243941


Title :   Improving the Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements (SABER) Delivery Order Award Process: Results of a Process Improvement Plan


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Armiak, Thomas R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a243941.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 151


Abstract : This study sought to identify an improved process that could be used by the U.S. Air Force to award delivery orders under Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirements (SABER) construction contracts. To do this, the researcher applied a 12-step customized process improvement plan to the SABER delivery order award process at Wright-Patterson AFB. Telephone interviews were then conducted to determine if problem-related process activities at Wright- Patterson AFB existed at other operational contracting units within five Air Force major commands. Interviews revealed 18 different SABAR delivery order award processes being used at 45 bases. None of the processes matched Wright- Patterson AFB's process. In addition, each of the nine problem-related process activities identified at Wright-Patterson AFB was being used by 4% to 76% of the 45 interviewed bases. Managers considering improving their SABER delivery order award processes can benefit from the researcher's documented process improvement efforts and from the flowcharts depicting the 18 reported SABAR delivery order award processes.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , AIR FORCE , CONSTRUCTION , CONTRACTS , ENGINEERING , FLOW CHARTING , INTERVIEWING , REQUIREMENTS , SIMPLIFICATION , TELEPHONE SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE