Continuous Competition as an Approach to Maximize Performance (BRIEFING CHARTS)
MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA
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Research shows that continuing competitive pressure applied during development and production leads to better industry performance, often at reduced cost. However, the entrenched practice of one-time competition for an entire program life-cycle often endows the winner with a very strong monopolistic power that lasts for decades. This paper describes continuous competition as leverage to acquire more effective results. It offers an alternative method for continuous competition--Multi-sourcing with Distributed Awards--under an applicable set of conditions and an appropriate business case.
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