Sourcing in the Air Force: An Optimization Approach

Report Number: NPS-LM-09-131

Series: Contract Management

Category: Strategic Sourcing

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Aruna Apte, Rene Rendon, Javier Salmeron

Title: Sourcing in the Air Force: An Optimization Approach

Published: 2010-02-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: NPS Faculty

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Keywords: contract management, strategic sourcing, optimization, set covering problem


The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) annually procures billions of dollars worth of systems, supplies, and services in support of the national military strategy. Faced with budget cuts and other resource constraints, the DoD must monitor its procurement process to ensure a continuous flow of critical supplies and services. One aspect of current transformation in DoD is the use of a strategic sourcing approach for the procurement of installation-level services. Using the Air Force