Military inventories (1 - 10 of 89 items)
Vendor Payments: Inadequate Management Oversight Hampers the Navy's Ability to Effectively Manage Its Telecommunication Program
GAO-04-671: Published: Jun 14, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 2004.
Problems with management oversight and control of DOD's purchase card program led to concerns that similar issues exist for DOD's vendor payments. As a result, this report focuses on the Navy's telecommunication program and whether (1) the Navy has the basic cost and inventory information needed to oversee and manage these purchases and (2) selected Navy sites have adequate control to provide reas...
Defense Inventory: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases by the Air Force
NSIAD-00-5: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed inventory the Air Force had on contract that was excess to current operating requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel purchases that exceeded current operating requirements; (2) the Air Force cancelled contracts for $5.5 million of the $162.4 million excess inventory that GAO reviewed, but it could have cancelled more; (...
Defense Inventory: Continuing Challenges in Managing Inventories and Avoiding Adverse Operational Effects
T-NSIAD-99-83: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed inventory issues as they related to the Department of Defense's (DOD) operations and readiness, focusing on: (1) the status of DOD's secondary inventory; (2) difficulties one military service continues to have in obtaining repair parts to keep its combat aircraft mission capable; (3) the adequacy of DOD's controls over inventory items in transit;...
Inventory Management: More Information Needed to Assess DLA's Best Practice Initiatives
NSIAD-98-218: Published: Sep 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) schedule for implementing best commercial practices for inventory management, focusing on whether the schedule: (1) described the extent to which the initiatives cover each supply category; (2) established key performance indicators to measure the overall impact the initiatives will have on logistics costs and e...
Navy Inventory Management: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases
NSIAD-98-86: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the excess inventory the Navy had on order, focusing on whether the Navy: (1) had valid requirements to support inventory purchases; (2) had purchased items that exceeded needs and the causes of this condition; and (3) was cancelling purchases that exceeded needs.GAO noted that: (1) it identified several problems that affect the decisionmaking proc...
Defense Inventory Management: Expanding Use of Best Practices for Hardware Items Can Reduce Logistics Costs
NSIAD-98-47: Published: Jan 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in adopting inventory management practices for hardware items, focusing on: (1) DOD and private-sector practices for managing hardware items; (2) whether DOD has adopted best practices for these items; and (3) opportunities that DOD can take advantage of to improve its management of hardware items.GAO note...
Defense Inventory: Inadequate Controls Over Air Force Suspended Stocks
NSIAD-98-29: Published: Dec 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary inventory management, focusing on the: (1) reported quantity and value of suspended inventory; (2) weaknesses in managing suspended inventory and their potential effect on logistics support costs and readiness; and (3) reasons why suspended inventory is not well managed.GAO noted that: (1) significant man...
Defense Inventory: Management of Surplus Usable Aircraft Parts Can Be Improved
NSIAD-98-7: Published: Oct 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) disposal process, focusing on whether: (1) DOD destroyed, during the disposal process, usable aircraft parts that did not have military technology and flight safety implications; and (2) the military services recalled aircraft parts from the disposal process to preclude unnecessary purchases or...
Inventory Management: Greater Use of Best Practices Could Reduce DOD's Logistics Costs
T-NSIAD-97-214: Published: Jul 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of innovative business practices to improve inventory management and the opportunities GAO sees for further application of best practices to DOD's operations, focusing on: (1) the success DOD has had in using prime-vendor-type programs for medical, food, and clothing items; (2) the feasibility of using prime v...
Inventory Management: The Army Could Reduce Logistics Costs for Aviation Parts by Adopting Best Practices
NSIAD-97-82: Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's logistics system for aviation parts, focusing on: (1) the current performance of the Army's logistics system; (2) the Army's efforts to improve the logistics system and reduce costs; and (3) opportunities where best practices could be incorporated into the Army's logistics operations. GAO did not test or otherwise validate the Army's dat...