An Analysis of Procurement Lead Time for Reparable Spares within the Air Force Logistics Command.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S
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As part of a larger process to define and model the logistics pipeline, this research focused on the acquisition subsystem and, within that subsystem, on variations in procurement lead time for reparable spares. Knowing both the length and variation in procurement lead times is vitally important for accurate prediction of these times. Inaccurate prediction of lead times may result in spares being ordered too early or too late, either wasting resources or adversely impacting mission requirements. Therefore, the study identified the key components of procurement lead time within AFLC and examined factors that may have significant influences on those lead times. Procurement lead time was divided into administrative and production lead times. Administrative lead time was further divided into precontract and contract administrative lead time. Analysis of variance models were used to test the possible effects of product type, dollar amount of the contract, whether the award was competitive or not, which ALC was involved in the procurement, and the type of contract used.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Forces and Organizations