The Impact of Contracting Initiatives on Lead Times,
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OFFICE
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In response to the increasingly recognized practice of certain commercial vendors charging excessive prices to government procurement agencies for materials, the Defense Logistics Agency DLA, the Department of Defense and the United States Congress have implemented a number of initiatives directed at reducing or eliminating such practices. One major effort has been to cultivate new sources of products to reduce prices by means of a more competitive marketplace. The Competition Advocacy Program COMPAD has been effectively achieving this goal and realizing significantly reduced prices. These savings have not been won without cost, and a question has been raised whether one of the costs has been increased administrative and production lead times. The DLA Competition Advocate tasked DLAs Operations Research and Economic Analysis Office DLA-LO to conduct an analysis addressing this question. The scope of the study was lead times experienced by the four DLA hardware centers Defense General Supply Center DGSC. Defense Construction Supply Center DCSC. The period of the study was fiscal years 1983 through 1985.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies