An analysis of the Procurement Administrative Lead Time (PALT) for the procurement process at the Naval Postgraduate School
Lodge, Terry C.
Euske, Ken J.
Boger, Dan C.
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This thesis examines the environment within the Naval Postgraduate School's Small Purchase Branch. The intent of the study is to analyze the procurement process, ascertain the factors which contribute to the overall Procurement Administrative Lead Time (PALT), and make recommendations that offer alternate solutions to problems associated with PALT. The primary areas studied include the legislative environment, work environment, training, staffing, management, and automation. The thrust of the study is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Purchase Branch. Specific conclusions regarding the current state of the NPS Small Purchase Branch are made, along with recommendations that management may use to improve the branch in the future. This study also recommends areas for future study that may lead to increased productivity in any small purchase activity.
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