|Written by Philip Boxer|
|Saturday, 14 November 2009 21:56|
|Title: What Price Agility? Managing Through-Life Purchaser-Provider Relationships on the Basis of the Ability to Price Agility
Author: Philip Boxer
Where published: SEI Special ReportIn its 2005 Defence Industrial Strategy, the U. K. Ministry of Defence invited Industry to join it in moving towards contracting for the through-life management of military capability. For Industry Sectors such as C4ISTAR which could not identify capability with particular equipment or platforms, the path to through-life capability management was barely defined. Thus, Industry has been encouraged to make its own proposals. The aim of this report is to examine the type of agility the MoD invitation implies, suggest a means to provide management of the through-life capability it requires, and provide the basis for identifying the nature of the competitive advantages open to Industry that will make it commercially viable to take up the different relationship with the Ministry of Defence.