Building a Foreign Military Sales Construction Delivery Strategy Decision Support System
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This research builds a Decision Support System to help Air Force Logistics Command, Foreign Military Sales construction managers select a construction delivery strategy in support of weapon system sales to foreign countries. Delivery strategy options include the Corp of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, private industry Architectural Engineering firms, the weapon system supplier, or the foreign country purchasing the weapon system. The parameters upon which the selection is made are program schedule, staffing requirements, weapon system development stage and design complexity, type of contract strategies selected, a customer assessment of foreign country requirements and existing conditions, and the ability to respond to construction program changes. The research discovered that as the program schedule is shortened, all parameters take on more critical characteristics. As the program schedule becomes longer, the parameters take on characteristics of standard construction practices. In the latter situation, more complex construction technology requirements may be prevalent in pushing the situation away from standard. Air Force policy supports the use of the COE or NAVFAC under more standard conditions. As conditions become less standard, private industry is preferred.
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