Alignment of Manpower Requirements with Procurement Workload.
ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA
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U.S. Army Materiel Command Major Subordinate Commands MSCs are failing to accomplish their Procurement Appropriation Army PAA-Secondary obligation plans and are experiencing significant increases in Procurement Administrative Lead Time PALT. A PALT computer simulation model was developed for determining Procurement and Production Directorate PPD manpower requirements based upon procurement workload and other factors which might improve overall contract execution performance at one MSC, U.S. Army Missile Command MICOM. It was found current MICOM PPD manpower allocation may be suboptimal. An algorithm was developed for realigning manpower to reduce average Procurement Work Directive PALT and procurement backlog. Future manpower reallocations should be simulated with dedicated computer resources to arrive at an optimal manpower realignment. A preliminary evaluation of the applicability of the MICOM model to other MSCs is made, with a more complete evaluation to be based on future analyses. Author
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Computer Programming and Software