SUNConferences, 27th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONTRIBUTION OF VARIOUS HUMAN FACTORS TOWARDS THE SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF A COMPLEX WEAPON SYSTEM ACQUISITION PROCESS
Gerhardus Dirk Petrus Pretorius, Nicolaas Deetlefs Du Preez, Louis Louw

Last modified: 2016-10-10

Abstract


This research investigates the effect of a specific set of human factors on the successful outcome of an acquisition project in a complex design to order environment. This study addresses the following overall research question:

 

  • What are the significant human related factors contributing towards the success of a project or enterprise during the acquisition phase of a complex system when interacting with a customer?

 

The study is limited to the supply of a complex (engineered to order) system through a structured acquisition process. The example used is the supply of a military vehicle system as produced by one specific company.


Keywords


Framework, Success, Human