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Unnecessary Waste in Military Repair/Supply System

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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

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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

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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

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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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