Acquisition Logistics Constraints and Recommended Solutions: Perceptions of Senior Deputy Program Managers for Logistics.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S
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Over the last five years, significant actions have been taken by upper management levels to emphasize the importance of designing into new weapon systems a higher degree of reliability and maintainability. To further these efforts, research was needed to first, measure the significance of specific constraints impacting the front line initiators in the process, namely the Deputy Program Managers for Logistics DPMLs, and second, to identify their recommended solutions to these constraints. A literature review of what senior officials felt were problems in achieving RM initiatives was developed into a list of seven acquisition logistics constraints. The list was then evaluated through personal interviews with the DPMLs and Directors of Logistics DOLS of the major programs within Aeronautical Systems Division ASD and Electronic Systems Division ESD. Statistical tests showed a clear consensus by the respondents of the rank ordering of the seven constraints. In addition there were no significant differences in the rankings by the two product divisions and few statistical differences between the respondents regardless of their rank or experience level. To enhance the applied value of the research, the majority of the interview time was used collecting what the DPMLs perceived as the best solutions to these constraints. Thesis
- Administration and Management
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics