Military inventories (71 - 80 of 89 items)
Military Logistics: Buying Army Spares Too Soon Creates Excess Stocks and Increases Costs
NSIAD-89-196: Published: Aug 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Army's internal inventory control practices, focusing on: (1) whether they allowed premature spare parts purchases; (2) the extent to which they contributed to excessive stock levels, premature deliveries, and increased holding costs; and (3) whether they supported item management decisions and precluded unnecessary purchases.GAO found that: (1) one Army command...
Military Logistics: Air Force's Management of Backordered Aircraft Items Needs Improvement
NSIAD-89-82: Published: Jun 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's management of back-ordered aircraft items to determine the: (1) effectiveness of back-order reconciliation and validation procedures and practices; and (2) Air Force's promptness in cancelling back-orders on items which were no longer needed.GAO found that: (1) 332 of the 850 back-orders it reviewed were invalid, even though the Air...
Navy Supply: Questionable Decisions Increased Initial Spares Costs for AV-8B Aircraft
NSIAD-89-103: Published: Mar 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's initial provisioning policies and practices for the AV-8B aircraft program, focusing on whether the Navy: (1) complied with Department of Defense (DOD) guidelines for ordering the aircraft's initial spare parts; and (2) purchased the amount of aviation materials that it required.GAO found that: (1) the Navy spent about $203,000 for pa...
Defense Inventory: Growth in Secondary Items
NSIAD-88-189BR: Published: Jul 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary-item inventory growth.GAO found that: (1) DOD defines secondary items as replacement, spare, and repair components, as well as personnel support and consumable items; (2) the value of DOD secondary inventories increased by about $51 billion between 1980 and 1987; (3) Navy and Air Force inventories grew...
Department of Defense Inventory Growth and Management Problems Continue
T-NSIAD-88-14: Published: Mar 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1988.
GAO discussed inventory growth and management problems in the Department of Defense (DOD), specifically the: (1) accuracy of inventory records; (2) effectiveness of research to identify the causes of inventory discrepancies; and (3) physical security of DOD inventories. GAO found that: (1) the DOD inventory of secondary items, such as spare parts and supplies, grew almost 200 percent, from $48 bil...
Navy Supply: Economic Order Quantity and Item Essentiality Need More Consideration
NSIAD-88-64: Published: Jan 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1988.
GAO evaluated the economic order quantity (EOQ) and safety-level aspects of the Navy's requirements determination process for replenishment materiel for peacetime operating stocks to determine whether the process could lead to inflated procurements and unnecessary costs.GAO found that the Navy: (1) ordered $133.7 million in materiel in fiscal year 1986 that exceeded EOQ; (2) incurred additional co...
Inventory Management: Army Needs To Reduce Retail Level Excesses
NSIAD-87-197: Published: Sep 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1987.
GAO examined the Army's procedures for controlling excess stocks of secondary items to determine whether retail installations were: (1) reporting excess items to the National Inventory Control Point (NICP) for subsequent redistribution to other facilities; (2) retaining the items; (3) redistributing them to another installation; or (4) disposing of them in some other manner.GAO found that: (1) ins...
Army Airlift: Need To Use Air Lines of Communications for Essential Items
NSIAD-87-184: Published: Jul 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Army's Air Lines of Communication Program (ALOC) and the Army's reserve stocks of ALOC-eligible materiel to determine: (1) the peacetime cost of ALOC; (2) ALOC ability to function effectively in wartime; and (3) whether reserve stocks of ALOC-eligible items could adequately support overseas forces during a transition to war.GAO found that ALOC: (1) has significantly reduced the de...
Procurement: Spare Parts Initiatives Air Force Implementation
NSIAD-87-28: Published: Feb 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing its spare parts initiatives, specifically spare parts acquisition at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, including: (1) information on price growth; (2) an evaluation of the adequacy of the price analysis procurement officials perform; (3) an assessment of the personnel...
Military Logistics: Buying Spares Too Early Increases Air Force Costs and Budget Outlays
NSIAD-86-149: Published: Aug 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's practices for purchasing recoverable aircraft spare parts to determine whether it was buying them at the appropriate time.GAO found that: (1) two of the five air logistics centers regularly bought recoverable spares up to 14 months earlier than necessary; (2) the two centers prematurely invested about $374.5 million in spare parts inventories in 1984, increasing their...