Institutionalizing the Buy Our Spare Parts (BOSS) Initiatives within the Navy Field Contracting System (NFCS).
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This study examines the Buy Our Spares Smart BOSS Program which was established as a result of Defense Department spare parts pricing problems experienced in 1983-1984. The study focuses on how BOSS initiatives might be institutionalized in the Navy Field Contracting System NFCS. The study reviews the BOSS organization, initiatives, and the current status of the program. The study examines methods which would facilitate effective incorporation of the BOSS initiatives within the NFCS and analyzes problems and issues related to these methods. The researcher found two alternative methods of integrating the BOSS initiatives. The first is use of the Productive Unit Resourcing System PURS to incorporate continued BOSS Program funding. The second is to fold the maturing BOSS Program into the Competition Advocate General Priority Objectives. Recommendations concerning these two alternatives as well as modifications to current regulations and the breakout process are presented. Author
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies