Accession Number:

AD1144176

Title:

Examining the Influence of Source Dependence on Supplier Performance in the USAF Organic Supply Chain

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2021-06-17

Pagination or Media Count:

51

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to examine the U.S. Air Forces dependence toward sole sourcing and how that influences procurement outcomes in terms of supplier performance. This research used linear regression to explain the effect of source dependence and supplier size on performance categories for 326 suppliers. The five supplier performance categories in the study included timeliness, cost control, quality, business relations, and regulatory compliance. The research found that the USAFs dependence on sole sourcing had a small but statistically significant influence on all five aspects of supplier performance, with timeliness being the most adversely impacted.

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Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]