Organizational Concepts for Purchasing and Supply Management Implementation

Organizational Concepts for Purchasing and Supply Management Implementation

Organizational Concepts for Purchasing and Supply Management Implementation

Organizational Concepts for Purchasing and Supply Management Implementation

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This report proposes organizational constructs for the F100 engine Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) demonstration at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center as well as transformation to an Air Force–wide PSM organizational construct. The organization structure presented here is intended as a flexible, springboard design to guide Air Force–wide implementation. This research was sponsored by BGen Robert Mansfield (AF/IL-I), Director of Logistics Transformation, and BGen Darryl Scott (SAF/AQC), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for contracting. It was conducted within the Resource Management Program of RAND Project AIR FORCE under a project titled “Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Purchasing and Supply Management Demonstration for Engines,” under the leadership of Nancy Y. Moore.

The report should interest Air Force personnel responsible for developing a new organization to support PSM demonstrations as well as incorporating PSM throughout the Air Force.

This study was motivated by the Spares Campaign, which encouragedthe Air Force to proceed with a more detailed demonstration and analysis of PSM. To conduct the demonstration, the Air Force needed an organizational structure that could support the core tenets of PSM and provide the foundation for an Air Force–wide implementation if warranted by the results of the demonstration. This research stops short of reiterating the process-based analysis used during the Spares Campaign, and it leaves the detailed discussion of benefits and metrics to other reports in the PSM series. Instead, this . . .

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