Accession Number : ADA258418


Title :   An Analysis of Acquisition Logistics within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Babin, Brian J ; Jerney, Roger W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258418.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 145


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to review past actions and assess current plans for establishing more integrated logistics management in NASA. The focus of this study was acquisition logistics, the beginning of the ILS process. This study includes a historical review of acquisition logistics in NASA's major space programs as well as a review of numerous acquisition logistics models. Logistics managers from the Space Shuttle and Space Station Freedom programs were interviewed, surveyed, and observed to provide evidence of the degree to which these two programs are meeting or have met the objectives of the acquisition logistics model selected as most appropriate. Findings indicated that the Space Station Freedom, like the Space Shuttle program, is losing support and funding for ILS programs. NASA managers are opting to sacrifice long range cost savings in exchange for lower system development costs.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , MANAGEMENT , MODELS , COSTS , SPACE SHUTTLES , LOGISTICS , SAVINGS , SPACE STATIONS , EXCHANGE


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE