Examining the Influence of Source Dependence on Supplier Performance in the USAF Organic Supply Chain
Date of Award
Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Department of Operational Sciences
Aaron V. Glassburner, PhD
The purpose of this study is to examine the U.S. Air Force's dependence toward sole sourcing and how that influences procurement outcomes in terms of supplier performance. This research used linear regression to explain the effect of source dependence and supplier size on performance categories for 326 suppliers. The five supplier performance categories in the study included timeliness, cost control, quality, business relations, and regulatory compliance. The research found that the USAFs dependence on sole sourcing had a small but statistically significant influence on all five aspects of supplier performance, with timeliness being the most adversely impacted.
DTIC Accession Number
Counter, Thomas A., "Examining the Influence of Source Dependence on Supplier Performance in the USAF Organic Supply Chain" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5061.
Operations and Supply Chain Management Commons, Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering Commons