By John Ausink, Laura H. Baldwin, Christopher Paul
To help the Air strength within the strategy of considerably altering how it purchases items and providers, this monograph stories similar commerical region framework of metrics to trace development and refine procurement group improvement efforts over the years.
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These factors highlight the importance of an assessment of training needs prior to development of specific training programs. 1 O’Driscoll’s (2003) Architecture Plan Competency proficiency level Expert Le ar gc n in u rv e Performer Competent Action learning zone: Solving business problems in real time Functionally proficient Applied learning zone: Community, apprenticeship, mentoring Conceptually proficient Structured information zone: Introductory course, CBT, workbook, CD-ROM Aware Basic information zone: Books, articles, web sites, reports Training structure Informal Formal Time to competency SOURCE: Adapted from Figure 1 (which illustrates a high-level learning architecture) in O’Driscoll (2003).
2). ” The skill mix for the transformed contracting workforce will change from the current skills in DoD [Department of Defense] procurement process expertise to a new set of skills in market knowledge, commodity strategies, supplier relationship management, and e-business savvy. Customers and their needs will be the unrelenting focus of all our efforts. Contracting policy will empower contracting professionals to make fast and effective decisions. Improved communications up, down, and across the Air Force will enable contracting personnel to satisfy customer needs with best value business propositions in terms of quality, timeliness, and price.
The level of demand, the diversity of needs at one location or across units at different locations, and the consequences of poor performance or quality must all be understood before a strategy can be developed. 9 One of our interviewees emphasized that commodity characteristics are also important. For example, if a good or service is going to be purchased only once, the chosen strategy might be different from the approach used if the firm is a frequent purchaser. For the Air Force (and other federal agencies), acquisition regulations, policies, and other considerations will affect decisions as well.
Air Force Procurement Workforce Transformation: Lessons from the Commercial Sector for Skills, Training, and Metrics by John Ausink, Laura H. Baldwin, Christopher Paul