Publication:
A Study of the Alpha contracting process and its effects on Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) within selected Army Acquisition Programs

dc.contributor.advisorYoder, E. Cory
dc.contributor.advisorEdwards, Lee
dc.contributor.authorClements, Andrew F.
dc.contributor.schoolGraduate School of Business and Public Policy
dc.dateMarch 2002
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:47:40Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:47:40Z
dc.date.issued2002-03
dc.description.abstractThis thesis evaluates the sole-source method of Alpha Contracting in the Army's HMMWV, Bradley A3, and AFATDS acquisition programs and examines the advantages and disadvantages associated with its implementation. Specifically, the research focuses on the effects of Alpha Contracting on the Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) concept and its associated use of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs). The objective is to determine if Alpha Contracting, in concert with the IPPD process, supports DoD's ultimate acquisition goal of providing warfighters with effective systems on schedule at an affordable cost. Ultimately, this analysis will lead to the development of a set of recommendations for its implementation in future acquisition endeavors. The research conducted for this thesis includes an analysis of the Alpha Contracting process, an indepth review of the IPPD management process, a detailed examination of current Army acquisition programs utilizing the Alpha Contracting process to determine the extent of its advantages and disadvantages, and an analysis of the cause and effect of any failed expectations of the process.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/astudyofalphcont109456071
dc.format.extentxiv, 71 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/6071
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.authorAlpha contractingen_US
dc.subject.authorIntegrated product and process developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorIntegrated product teamsen_US
dc.subject.authorEmpowermenten_US
dc.subject.authorInnovationen_US
dc.subject.authorStreamliningen_US
dc.titleA Study of the Alpha contracting process and its effects on Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) within selected Army Acquisition Programsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
02Mar_Clements.pdf
Size:
707.09 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Collections