Marines vs. Contractors: An Analysis of a Supply Outsourcing Initiative and Its Impact on Cost and Efficiency

Report Number: NPS-AM-11-190

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Outsourcing

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Robert Dinwoodie, Dennis Herold

Title: Marines vs. Contractors: An Analysis of a Supply Outsourcing Initiative and Its Impact on Cost and Efficiency

Published: 2011-11-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2011/NPS-AM-11-190.pdf

Keywords: A-76, outsourcing, privatization, CIF, Marine Corps, supply

Abstract:

Since 2001, the Marine Corps has outsourced the management of all individual issue combat gear. This contracted outsourcing, called the Consolidated Issue Facility (CIF) and then the Individual Issue Facility (IIF) under the direction of local Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters (MEF HQ) and Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM), is responsible for the distribution, management, and collection of every Marine