Managing the Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: An Empirical Study of Current Management Practices

Report Number: NPS-AM-08-048

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Service Supply Chain

Report Series: Proceedings Paper

Authors: Aruna Apte, Uday Apte, Rene G. Rendon

Title: Managing the Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: An Empirical Study of Current Management Practices

Published: 2008-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: NPS Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2008/NPS-AM-08-048.pdf

Keywords: Services Acquisition

Abstract:

Services acquisition in the US Department of Defense (DoD) has continued to increase in scope and dollars in the past decade. In fact, even considering the high value of weapon systems and large military items purchased in recent years, the DoD has spent more on services than on supplies, equipment and goods (Camm, Blickstein & Venzor, 2004). The acquired services presently cover a very broad set of service activities