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dc.contributor.advisorFerrer, Geraldo
dc.contributor.advisorKang, Keebom
dc.contributor.authorRangobana, Samuel A.
dc.contributor.authorAlkebaisi, Hussain K.
dc.dateDecember 2005
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:30:53Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:30:53Z
dc.date.issued2005-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/9999
dc.descriptionMBA Professional Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractThe following project studies the refurbishment of the Mercedes-Benz trucks by the Botswana Defence Force. The study covers the application of project management techniques, evaluation as well as the quality of the refurbished trucks contribution to the mission achievement capabilities of the BDF. A visit to the project site as well as a survey of users, project managers, and a project sponsor were carried out to gather data on project management. Logistics statistics, for refurbished trucks returned to user units, are also gathered from the asset management software database, Mincom Ellipse, in use by the Botswana Defence Force Mechanical Engineers Regiment for fleet management. The finding of the project is that the planning for the refurbishment project was mediocre. The availability of the refurbished trucks is 83 percent at the end of three years and has a life cycle cost of BWP499,200 compared to that of a new truck which is BWP449,397. The spare parts for the trucks are difficult to source. The conclusion of the study was that the project was not worth the pain. Had initial planning been ardently carried out; then new fewer trucks should have been procured instead of refurbishing the aged trucks.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/wasitreallyworth109459999
dc.format.extentxviii, 109 p. : ill., 1 col. map ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshArmed Forces|xProcurement.en_US
dc.titleWas it really worth the pain?: refurbishment of Mercedes-Benz trucks by Botswana Defence Forceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorProject Managementen_US
dc.subject.authorPublic Projectsen_US
dc.subject.authorvehicles' refurbishmenten_US
dc.subject.authorBotswana Defence Forceen_US
dc.subject.authorOrganizational Cultureen_US
dc.subject.authorLife Cycle Costen_US
dc.description.serviceBotswana Defence Force authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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