Military inventories (51 - 60 of 89 items)
Tactical Aircraft: Issues Concerning the Navy's Maritime Patrol Aircraft
NSIAD-91-229: Published: Sep 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1991.
GAO provided updated information on the Navy's maritime patrol aircraft program, focusing on: (1) the current maritime patrol fleet and its remaining service life; and (2) Navy efforts to meet maritime patrol requirements.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has pursued several alternatives, including the canceled P-7A development program, to address expected patrol aircraft requirements; (2) currently, t...
Air Force Requirements: Requirement Computations for Aircraft Consumable Items Can Be Improved
NSIAD-91-201: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the accuracy of requirement computations for aircraft consumable items managed through the System Support Division of the Air Force stock fund, focusing on whether the Air Force could achieve procurement economies for such items by improving requirement computations.GAO found that: (1) the consumable item requirements computation process improperly...
Defense Inventory: Further Improvements Needed in Management of Spare Parts and Other Secondary Items
T-NSIAD-91-47: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
GAO discussed Department of Defense (DOD) inventory management issues, focusing on DOD: (1) inventory reporting; and (2) efforts to reduce its total inventory, including its known excess. GAO noted that: (1) DOD reported that its fiscal year (FY) 1990 spare parts and secondary item inventory was $7.6 billion less than its FY 1989 inventory; (2) the inventory value would have been about the same fo...
Defense Inventory: Reports Need Comparable and Comprehensive Data
NSIAD-91-266: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory reports for: (1) comparability over time and across organizations; (2) inclusion of appropriate items; and (3) trends in inventory size.GAO found that: (1) in its September 1990 Supply System Inventory Report, DOD reported that its secondary item inventory decreased from $109.5 billion in September 1989 t...
Defense Inventory: Defense Logistics Agency Customers Order Supplies Uneconomically
NSIAD-91-39: Published: Feb 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the military services requisitioned supplies from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), to determine whether DLA customers appropriately used: (1) economical methods to order supplies; and (2) supply requisition priorities.GAO found that: (1) customers routinely placed numerous low-value requisitions that cost DLA more to fill than the value of t...
Defense Logistics Agency Customers Order Supplies Uneconomically
T-NSIAD-91-25: Published: Apr 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1991.
GAO discussed: (1) how much it cost the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to fill multiple orders for very low-cost items; and (2) how often customers ordered the same supply items more than once on the same day. GAO noted that: (1) DLA spent approximately $63 million more than the $22.6 million it charged its customers to fill low-value orders; (2) customers placed needless small orders for supplies...
Army Logistics: Better Management of the Army's Unserviceable Inventories Could Save Millions
NSIAD-91-23: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's plans for using its unserviceable asset inventories.GAO found that: (1) at three Army inventory control points, item managers initiated purchases for new assets without considering the potential for repairing unserviceable items in storage; (2) the Army could have repaired between 167 and 285 of the 815 items the inventory control points...
Army Logistics: Authorized Levels of Repair Parts at the Divisions Are Overstated
NSIAD-91-58: Published: Nov 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's actions to improve the efficiency of its logistics system, focusing on the Direct Support Standard Supply System (DS-4).GAO found that: (1) DS-4 was incorrectly calculating authorized stock levels for forward support units, which resulted in the authorized levels being overstated by 10 days, representing a cost of as much as $110 million...
Defense Inventory: DOD Could Better Manage Parts With Limited Manufacturing Sources
NSIAD-90-126: Published: Aug 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) efforts to manage spare and repair parts with limited manufacturing sources, under the Department of Defense's (DOD) Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages Program.GAO found that: (1) the military services had not adequately implemented the DOD program policy to ensure that its objectives were...
Army Depots: Plans Abandoned for the New Distribution Center at the Red River Depot
NSIAD-90-184: Published: Aug 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's efforts to build highly mechanized distribution centers at three depots, focusing on: (1) the present work load at one depot compared to the Army's early projections; (2) the actual cost of that center; (3) the status of work at the three depots; and (4) the Army's rationale for completing one center, given the potential excess capacity...