Department of Defense

Order Parts Commercially Online

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The cost threshold to make it economic to repair anything is currently $5,000. If we partnered with a commercial supply company such as Lowes and had them create a software program for ordering parts, we could reduce costs, capture necessary data and make it economical to repair things that we currently throw away because they cost less than $5,000. Sailors currently go to the local hardware store for items, we find unauthorized parts in systems when we audit. I don't blame them; our current process is expensive and time-consuming. Fix it with a software patch to an existing supplier for common items.

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