Military inventories (41 - 50 of 89 items)
Defense Inventory: Depot Packing and Shipping Procedures
NSIAD-93-3: Published: Dec 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) packaging and packing practices, focusing on: (1) the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) avoidance of unnecessary costs by consolidating shipments going to the same destination at the same time; (2) depots' efficiency and cost-effectiveness in packing and shipping supply items; and (3) the military services' recyclin...
High Risk Series: Defense Inventory Management
HR-93-12: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of military supplies, focusing on DOD maintenance of: (1) high excess inventory levels; and (2) systems for determining supply needs.GAO found that: (1) each military service and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) individually maintained inventories of spare and repair parts in accordance with their own projected needs; (2) DOD estimated th...
Air Force Requirements: Cost of Buying Aircraft Consumable Items Can Be Reduced by Millions
NSIAD-93-38: Published: Nov 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's system for computing requirements for aircraft consumable items, focusing on: (1) actions that the Air Force took to implement previous GAO recommendations to change its requirements computation system; and (2) the potential procurement savings that the Air Force could achieve by making those changes.GAO found that: (1) the Air Forc...
Army Inventory: Divisions' Authorized Levels of Demand-Based Items Can be Reduced
NSIAD-93-9: Published: Oct 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Army's inventory levels of demand-based items are excessive and whether those inventory levels could be reduced without impairing military readiness.GAO found that: (1) $28.8 million of demand-based items do not meet retention criteria; (2) the Army's annual assessment of internal controls did not identify as a material weakness the iss...
1993 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to Ammunition Programs
NSIAD-92-249: Published: Aug 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' amended fiscal year (FY) 1993 budget requests for ammunition, the Army's request for ammunition production base support, and selected segments of appropriations for prior years for some items.GAO found that: (1) the Army's FY 1993 budget request could be reduced by $191.3 million because projected inventories will exceed need...
Navy Supply: Excess Inventory Held at the Naval Aviation Depots
NSIAD-92-216: Published: Jul 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on materiel management practices at the Naval Aviation Depots, focusing on depots': (1) efforts to minimize excess inventories; and (2) compliance with instructions prohibiting unrecorded inventory accumulation.GAO found that: (1) from 1987 to 1991, depots maintained large excess materiel inventories totalling $138 million; (2) in 1991,...
Depot Maintenance: Issues in Management and Restructuring to Support a Downsized Military
T-NSIAD-92-23: Published: Mar 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1992.
GAO discussed depot maintenance activities and the role of the depot management system in the future restructured and downsized military departments. GAO noted that: (1) in response to a Department of Defense initiative, the Air Force developed a business plan and strategy to reduce depot maintenance costs by $1.1 billion by fiscal year 1995; (2) the Air Force plans to achieve most savings in its...
Operation Desert Storm: Improved Air Force Procedures Are Needed for Special Project Supply Orders
NSIAD-92-81: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reliability, maintainability, and supportability of Air Force weapon systems during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on supply backorders that the Air Force made in support of Operation Desert Storm that were still outstanding as of July 1991.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel outstanding backorders for O...
Navy Supply: Some Aircraft and Ship Parts Should Be Replaced Rather Than Repaired
NSIAD-92-40: Published: Dec 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's management of repairable aircraft and ship components, focusing on whether: (1) unnecessary repairs were being made; and (2) repair data were accurate.GAO found that: (1) the Navy spends millions of dollars annually to repair assets that have no known wartime or peacetime requirements, mainly because of inadequate procedures for identify...
Army Logistics: Low Returns of Reparable Assets Are Costing the Army Millions
NSIAD-91-272: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's efforts in returning assets in need of repair to reduce procurement costs and improve military readiness, focusing on whether the: (1) Army has bought additional assets or cancelled repairs because it has not met its return-rate goal; (2) Army's reported return rate accurately reflects the actual rate of return; (3) Army's goal to return...