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dc.contributor.authorApte, Aruna
dc.contributor.authorApte, Uday
dc.contributor.authorRendon, Rene G.
dc.date30-Sep-09
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T21:24:53Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T21:24:53Z
dc.date.issued2009-09-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/33751
dc.descriptionSponsored Report (for Acquisition Research Program)en_US
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the results of the fourth research project in our ongoing research on the management of services acquisition in the Department of Defense. In this empirical study, we developed and used a Web-based survey to collect data on the acquisition strategy, procurement methods, and contract types used at Army installations. Specifically, we studied the current management practices in such areas as lifecycle approach, project management, organization/management structure, and training provided to services acquisition personnel. We found that the majority of the services contracts awarded and administered conformed to our expectation. For example, most service contracts, except in the case of medical services, are competitively bid, fixed-priced awards with a minimal use of any type of contract incentives. The survey respondents also indicated that the number of authorized staff positions in the Army for services acquisition was inadequate and furthermore that the existing billets were inadequately filled. In this paper, we analyze the implications and impact of different approaches on the effectiveness of the contract management process and make recommendations for improving the management of services acquisition in the Army.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNaval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Programen_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.titleManaging the Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Empirical Study of the Current Management Practices in the Armyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentContract Management
dc.subject.authorService Supply Chainen_US
dc.subject.authorService Supply Chain, Services Acquisition, Service Lifecycle, Contract Management, Project Management, Program Managementen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-CM-09-136


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