Accession Number:

ADA128611

Title:

Strategic Management of Resource Markets: An Exploratory Study of Department of Defense Contractors.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending 1982,

Corporate Author:

NAVY CENTER FOR ACQUISITION RESEARCH MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

358.0

Abstract:

The ability of lower tier suppliers to meet current and long-term requirements of prime defense contractors for strategic resources is the focus of this report. Included in the strategic resources discussed are key materials, technologies, and manufacturing capabilitiescapacities vital to the supply of major weapon systems programs. The report looks at a cross-section of Department of Defense DOD prime contractors to ascertain whether a strategic management system exists and, if so, how effective certain contractor programs have been. Although the study does find strong evidence that prime DOD contractors are performing good strategic planning, there appears to be rather poor success at strategic resource management. Forecasting, not assuring, that these resources will be available when required seems to be normal industry practice. The report provides a normative model to assist company management in improving strategic resource management programs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE