A Delphi Study to Determine Variables for Predictive MICAP Modeling
Graduate research project Jun 2012-Jun 2013
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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Since the inception of the United States Air Force in 1947 it has cycled through many supply chain management organizational structures. Additionally, in the early 1950s the Air Force developed a major supply chain management data exchange operating system. As a result, the current Air Force enterprise supply chain system does a relatively good job getting mission essential aircraft parts into their artisans hands most of the time. But despite their best efforts, the Air Force has proven to be unsuccessful in predicting mission essential parts needs at times for weapons systems across their enterprise, creating financial and manpower burdens across the wholesale and retail supply chain levels of operation. This research is essentially a first step towards identifying variables to be studied in further detail. Since there is no literature or any pre-ordained list of Department of Defense predictive variables from previous studies, this Delphi study was chosen to flesh out agreement between subject matter experts and provide a compass for future studies. The researcher found that neither of the Delphi panels was able to come to any level of agreement. The researcher provides limitations and recommendations for future research.
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