Accession Number:

ADA200823

Title:

An Analysis of the Reasons Why Nonferrous Foundry Subcontractors Refuse to Participate in DoD Business

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

184.0

Abstract:

This study attempted to identify the extent to which nonferrous foundry subcontractors have taken the position of refusing to participate in Department of Defense business and the principal reasons for this refusal. A survey questionnaire was sent to 1,326 domestic nonferrous foundries to obtain data on their attitudes concerning participation in DOD business. An analysis of subcontractor responses indicates that approximately 20 of the surveyed firms refuse, or intend to refuse, to participate in DOD business. The principal reasons for this refusal include inflexible Government procurement methods policies, burdensome paperwork requirements and more attractive commercial sales to non-DOD prime contractors. The study analyzes each of these reason as well as 20 additional problem areas. The differences between foundry subcontractors that intend to get out of DOD business and those subcontractors who are already out and intend to stay out are examined. Keywords Castings Nonferrous foundries Subcontractors Defense industrial base Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE