Chapter 10

Acquisition Stage

Up to 80% of total costs and lead times are with suppliers.

—James Womack and Daniel Jones, Lean Thinking

In DoD we continue to compete externally against commercial industry, and internally within our own Services, for key strategic materials and specialty metals.

—Alan F. Estevez, assistant deputy under secretary of defense for supply chain integration

Figure 30. Acquisition Stage.

The acquisition stage in our graphical, multistage supply chain model (Figure 30) represents procurement and purchases from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) and their multitiered ...

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