Accession Number : ADA551035
Title : Targets for Marine Corps Purchasing and Supply Management Initiatives: Spend Analysis Findings
Descriptive Note : Briefing rept.
Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA
Personal Author(s) : Moore, Nancy Y ; Grammich, Clifford A ; Chenoweth, Mary E ; Mele, Judith D
Report Date : Jan 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 164
Abstract : A growing body of research is documenting how innovative commercial firms are better managing their suppliers, supply base, and supply chain and applying a number of best purchasing and supply management (PSM) practices. These firms report that these practices have helped them improve performance, reduce total costs, and limit risks to operations. Recognizing the applicability of these practices to some of its own supply and logistics practices, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) is undertaking efforts to improve its purchasing and supply chain management. A key part of identifying PSM-related supply chain improvement opportunities is conducting a spend analysis. This documented briefing presents the results of an analysis of contract transaction data in support of ongoing Marine Corps strategic sourcing efforts. The document also provides new insights into Marine Corps expenditures for goods and services, overall direct spending, and comparison spending with that in other military services. This research should be of interest to all persons involved in improving purchasing and supply management for the Marine Corps. While focusing specifically on the Marine Corps, this document relies on the format, methodology, and some content of earlier spend analyses prepared for the Air Force and Army.
Descriptors : *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , *PROCUREMENT , *SUPPLIES , COMMERCE , COSTS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , LOGISTICS , MARINE CORPS , METHODOLOGY
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Military Forces and Organizations
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE