Accession Number : ADA632395


Title :   The Navy's Superior Supplier Incentive Program: Analysis of Supplier Proposed Benefits


Descriptive Note : MBA professional rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Lee, Donald M ; Chou, Lupei


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a632395.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 103


Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) launched the Superior Supplier Incentive Program in 2013 to adopt industry best practices on supply and supplier management and to explore opportunities to provide the high performing defense contractors with benefits or reliefs that would reduce administrative burdens and streamline processes. The Department of the Navy provided an opportunity for its 2014 Superior Suppliers to submit white papers suggesting possible reliefs or benefits that would improve efficiency. This paper analyzes the 55 proposed benefits using three frameworks Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) policy analysis, contract management process analysis, and risk-benefit analysis to identify patterns or consistencies. The research reveals that FAR Part 42, Contract Management and Audit Services, and the contract management phase represent the most frustration for the Superior Suppliers. The results of the analysis can be used as a surrogate measure to identify potential improvements in the DOD s current acquisition practices.


Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , *SUPPLIES , ACQUISITION , AUDITING , BENEFITS , CONTRACTORS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , EFFICIENCY , INDUSTRIES , MANAGEMENT , MEASUREMENT , MOTIVATION , NAVY , POLICIES , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , THESES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE