Analyzing Commodity Council Development and Implementation: The Air Force Furnishings Commodity Council

Report Number: NPS-CM-11-172

Series: Contract Management

Category: Commodity Council

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Michael A. Mealiff, Neal D. Wall

Title: Analyzing Commodity Council Development and Implementation: The Air Force Furnishings Commodity Council

Published: 2011-12-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2011/NPS-CM-11-172.pdf

Keywords: Commodity Council, Air Force Furnishings Commodity Council (AFFCC), small business, cost savings, performace

Abstract:

This study seeks to understand the factors that contributed to the successful development and implementation of the Air Force Furnishings Commodity Council (AFFCC). Specifically, the study explores the challenges associated with supporting small business goals without sacrificing strategic outcomes, the difficulties of standing up a commodity council whose spend has no functional ownership or centralized funding, and the complexities of establishing accurate cost savings performance and validation metrics. This study also explores the concept of maximizing the utilization of the AFFCC by Air Force organizations.