Accession Number : ADA279862


Title :   A Benchmark Study of Large Contract Supplier Monitoring Within DOD and Private Industry


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Jones, Melvin G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279862.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : The purpose of this study is to benchmark DoD, large contract, supplier monitoring initiatives, specifically within the Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC), against 'best practice' private industry procedures. A methodology for identification and selection of 'best practice' firms was developed and acquisition procedures within Ford Motor Company, Motorola, Hewlett Packard, and Intel were reviewed. Commonalities between acquisition initiatives within these companies were identified as follows: early supplier involvement, centralized procurement, supplier monitoring and recognition, reduced number of suppliers, global sourcing, and long term contractor relationships. These initiatives were then compared to DCMC approaches and conclusions drawn regarding differences and recommendations made to improve DCMC procedures. Recommendations included; reducing DoD's supplier base through monitoring and reward, increasing use of long term supplier relationships, allowing global sourcing of products and refocusing on customer quality. Benchmark study of large contract supplier monitoring.


Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , METHODOLOGY , GLOBAL , INDUSTRIES , ACQUISITION , CONTRACTS , MONITORING , CONTRACTORS , PROCUREMENT , RECOGNITION , QUALITY ASSURANCE , CENTRALIZED , SELECTION , COMMONALITY , APPROACH


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE