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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master ob Business Administration
Title A first step towards zero down time: the creation of synergy through equipment acquisition within the constraints of a small budget in an Army with civilian oversight-a case of the Botswana Defense Force (BDF)
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
URL https://calhoun.nps.edu/bitstream/handle/10945/10017/05Jun_Mompati.pdf?sequence=1
Abstract
This thesis seeks to explore the satisfaction levels for variables that
should be considered when procuring equipment in the BDF. It is believed that
this investigation should lead to a statistical model specific to the BDF’s
procurement methods. New methods of acquisition are now demanded by the
PPADB; hence new metrics have to be applied to strike an accord with the new
requirements of buying for government. The null hypothesis, Ho, for this thesis is
that: Downtime or turnaround time (TAT) cannot be reduced by favorable
independent variables. This follows from the preliminary conclusion that there is
substantial downtime as at present. It postulates that something can be done to
ameliorate past mishaps. The null hypothesis therefore assumes that this will
continue to prevail no matter what is done. The alternative hypothesis, Ha, is
that: TAT can be reduced by favorable independent variables. The results show
substantial dissatisfaction with the procurement methods of the BDF. Further
research is recommended in the light of the weakness of the resultant regression
model, which gave R2
= 29%.

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