Accession Number : ADA584599


Title :   Using Value-Focused Thinking as an Alternative Means of Opportunity Assessment for Strategic Sourcing Applications


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Myers, Andrew R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a584599.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : In recent years, the Federal Government has attempted to utilize strategic sourcing to reduce acquisitions expenses. Currently accepted best practices for strategic sourcing developed in the private sector fail to account for the diverse and unique set of objectives present in public sector acquisitions. Value Focused Thinking was used to develop a hierarchy of values and objectives for the Air Force Civil Engineer Commodity Council (CECC) strategic sourcing program. This hierarchy represents the full range of program objectives, and was used to develop a value function useful for systematically evaluating service and commodity contract areas for strategic sourcing potential.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT , COMMODITIES , CONTRACTED SERVICES , GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT , THESES


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE