|Student Name:||Capt Andrew Myers|
|Thesis:||Using Value Focused Thinking as an Alternative Means of Opportunity Assessment for Strategic Sourcing Applications|
|Location:||Bldg 646 room 207|
|Date & Time:||03/06/2013 at 1500|
|Abstract:|| In recent years, the Federal Government has attempted to utilize strategic sourcing to reduce acquisition and operating expenses. Currently accepted best practices for implementing strategic sourcing of services and commodities developed in the private sector fail to account for the diverse and unique set of strategic objectives present in public sector acquisitions. Value Focused Thinking (VFT) was used to develop a hierarchy of values and objectives to assist the Air Force Civil Engineer Commodity Council (CECC) in assessing opportunities for the strategic sourcing program. This hierarchy represents the full range of program objectives, and was used to develop a value function useful for systematically evaluating service and commodity requirements for strategic sourcing potential. In addition, a comparative study was conducted between the results obtained with the new VFT model and the results of the existing opportunity assessment process.