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Unnecessary Waste in Military Repair/Supply System

Repair of aircraft components is split into three levels: Depot, Intermediate (MALS), and Organizational (Sqaudron). When a part is deemed "repairable" and damaged at the O-Level, it is sent to the I-Level for repair and then to the D-Level if the I-Level cannot fix it. The system works in reverse as well. If a repairable part is found damaged at the Depot level, an I-level may have some repair capability for that part... more »

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Apply E-Commerce Principles to the Government

E-commerce giants like Amazon and Netflix succeed because they work. Why not investigate a way to adopt some of these principles and apply it to government services? There could be a huge potential for savings by reducing facility, manpower, and time costs. And, if done right, it could also make certain processes a lot easier.
For example: Issuing Government Equipment to Military Service Men & Women.
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Buy components not the whole module

Inside the Individual First Aide Kit (IFAK), is several modules with one being the "minor module". The minor module consists of about 12 component parts and 3-4 are shelf life controlled. Instead of replacing the whole minor module at a cost of $19.23 as is the current practice, why not just replace the expired shelf life components inside of it. At our installation alone, all 841 IFAK are unserviceable due to shelf... more »

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Eliminate Prime Vendor

I propose to get rid of Prime Vendor. I currently work in a Civil Engineer Project Planning Office. When I make a List of Materials for a job I send it to our supply office and they in turn send it to our Prime Vendor, Graybar. Graybar is nothing more than a middle man between various suppliers that they contract with.Their supplier marks the item up and then Graybar marks the item up. One example is: They tried to charge... more »

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