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dc.contributor.advisorYoder, E. Cory
dc.contributor.advisorEdwards, Lee
dc.contributor.authorStephens, Gary D.
dc.dateJune 2001
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:34:35Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:34:35Z
dc.date.issued2001-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10986
dc.description.abstractAcquisition reform has attempted to change the procurement process over the past several years. Some believe the reform measures have been changes in policy or revisions of a paperwork process. The draw down of the workforce and financial constraints demand acquisition professionals conduct business in a smarter, more efficient manner. The technology today provides Internet platforms that allow the commercial marketplace to take advantage of electronic commerce. The Army has implemented a reverse auction program designed to capture many of the practices in use in the commercial industry. Foremost, dynamic pricing replaces fixed pricing models observed in traditional procurement strategies. Reverse auctions offer the Government the means to replicate a successful commercial practice that is becoming the accepted way of doing business. This thesis reviews performance of the Army's Reverse Auction pilot program after its first year of use. Three buying cases and 40 other reverse auctions are reviewed. The comparative analysis identifies commonalities for success and differences between past experiences with the reverse auction. The thesis concludes acquisitions for items that resemble commercial products and based on price are most successful in reverse auctions. The 43 auctions reviewed resulted in $1,606,393 saved. The mean savings was 21.83% for the auctions reviewed.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acasestudyofarmy1094510986
dc.format.extentxviii, 73 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.en_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.titleA case study of the Army Reverse Auctionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentManagement
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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