Potential Impact and
Based on the amounts of money involved in
U.S. Government acquisition processes, it is clear that even small
improvements can result in large savings. We expect that the InfoDesign
methodology will contribute to such improvements.
Due to resource scarcity - not only
physical equipment but also knowledge and human resources - and the increasing
irrelevance of geographical location to establish a business, it is likely
that a higher percentage of projects will be distributed in nature in the near
future. Therefore, we do anticipate that this research project will also have
another important consequence in the future. Given the emphasis on information
flows, which usually occur asynchronously and independently of geographical
location, the knowledge generated by this research project will be
particularly useful in the redesign of acquisition processes involving several
geographically distributed suppliers.