Military inventories (21 - 30 of 89 items)
High Risk Series: Defense Inventory Management
HR-95-5: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of its inventories that support its operating forces.GAO found that: (1) DOD has achieved some inventory reductions, but it has made little overall progress in correcting long-standing inventory management problems that perpetuate overbuying, excessive supply storage, and waste; (2) inventory funding and levels have remained high despite th...
Defense Supply: Controls Over Hand Tools Can Be Improved
NSIAD-95-44: Published: Jan 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' controls over hand tools, focusing on: (1) whether the services' policies and procedures for preventing the loss or unnecessary purchase of hand tools are adequate; (2) whether information is available on the costs associated with missing, lost, and stolen hand tools; and (3) the extent to which military installations control...
Defense Supply: Inventories Contain Nonessential and Excessive Insurance Stocks
NSIAD-95-1: Published: Jan 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Navy's and the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) management of their spare parts and supplies inventories, focusing on whether their insurance stocks are limited to: (1) mission-essential parts; and (2) one replacement unit as required by Department of Defense (DOD) regulations.GAO found that: (1) the Navy and DLA stock millions of dollars of unnecessary insurance items that are no...
Organizational Culture: Use of Training to Help Change DOD Inventory Management Culture
NSIAD-94-193: Published: Aug 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the inventory management and total quality management (TQM) training that the Department of Defense (DOD) provides to its civilian and military personnel, focusing on: (1) DOD plans to use training to change its inventory management culture; (2) the extent to which training courses encourage or reflect cultural change; and (3) the amount of trainin...
Army Inventory: Unfilled War Reserve Requirements Could Be Met With Items From Other Inventory
NSIAD-94-207: Published: Aug 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether Army inventory items could be used to meet unfilled war reserve requirements.GAO found that: (1) after the Department of Defense (DOD) Comptroller lifted the restriction on the use of inventory items not purchased with war reserve appropriations, the Army estimated that it could reduce its unmet war requirements by $186.6 million; (2) the A...
Defense Inventory: Changes in DOD's Inventory, 1989-93
NSIAD-94-235: Published: Aug 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on changes in: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary item inventory since fiscal year (FY) 1989; and (2) DOD inventory funding.GAO found that: (1) according to DOD reports, the DOD secondary supply inventory decreased $31.9 billion between FY 1989 and FY 1993, but accounting changes render present and past inventory values unc...
Commercial Practices: DOD Could Reduce Electronics Inventories by Using Private Sector Techniques
NSIAD-94-110: Published: Jun 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) logistics practices with commercial logistics practices, focusing on: (1) electronic supplies used at DOD maintenance and repair facilities; (2) innovative private-sector practices; and (3) DOD efforts to achieve cost savings while meeting customer needs.GAO found that: (1) the private sector is streamlining its lo...
Navy Supply: Improved Material Management Can Reduce Shipyard Costs
NSIAD-94-181: Published: Jul 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Navy's management of material costs in naval shipyards, focusing on: (1) whether the Navy's material requirements determination process minimizes waste caused by unused material; (2) shipyard compliance with Navy requirements prohibiting the accumulation of unrecorded material; and (3) the adequacy of controls used to manage materials, limit inventory levels, and safeguard materia...
Army Inventory: Opportunities Exist for Additional Reductions to Retail Level Inventories
NSIAD-94-129: Published: Jun 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's progress toward reducing its inventory levels for infrequently requested items and whether additional actions are required to streamline the Army's inventory systems.GAO found that: (1) between 1992 and 1993, five Army divisions reduced their authorized inventory levels by about $30 million; (2) about $108 million of the five divisions' authorized inventory did not meet the...
Army Inventory: More Effective Review of Proposed Inventory Buys Could Reduce Unneeded Procurement
NSIAD-94-130: Published: Jun 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army Tank-Automotive Command's (TACOM) termination of planned procurements, focusing on whether TACOM terminated the procurements as early in the procurement process as possible.GAO found that: (1) TACOM is missing opportunities to terminate or reduce planned procurements because item managers and procurement specialists do not always confer before awarding contracts; (2) item man...