Accession Number : ADA038008


Title :   Information Requirements for a Procurement Management Information System.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Ellwood,John D ; Braddock,Harry L


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA038008


Report Date : Aug 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : This study examines the essential information requirements for the effective management of a procurement organization. There is a need for more managerial control of the acquisition cycle of the procurement process. The Air Force Systems Command Acquisition Management Information System is described and some justification for this type of procurement management information system is presented. A literature search was made to determine information requirements in the business world. Two samples of procurement managers were surveyed in order to define their information requirements and to determine if their needs were being satisfied. The survey addressed users' satisfaction and identified both beneficial and undesirable features of their information systems. If information requirements are correctly identified and satisfied by a procurement management information system, contract administration and procurement management can be improved.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT , *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , ACQUISITION , CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , THESES , INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING , USER NEEDS , PERSONNEL , QUESTIONNAIRES , AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE