Improvements Needed In Army Supply Management And Stock Fund Activities In Korea

B-166312: Published: Jun 30, 1969. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1969.

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GAO reviewed certain aspects of supply and financial management practices relating to the Eighth U.S. Army in Korea.

GAO noted that: (1) needed materials were still not being obtained and stocked in Korea in the proper quantities; (2) this was due, in great part, to inaccurate and incomplete financial and supply records; (3) as a result, the Army found it difficult to forecast, with a reasonable degree of accuracy, the amount of funds needed to purchase proper quantities and types of material to support the military units in Korea; (4) available funds were used, to a great extent, to obtain material in small quantities to meet individual requests of Army units in Korea instead of being used to obtain larger quantities for depot stocks; (5) requests for small quantities had to be forwarded to the United States and long delays were thereby encountered; (6) because of these conditions, the Eighth Army Depot Command in Korea was unable to provide timely support to troop units in Korea, and the inability to provide adequately and timely support to troop units in Korea could contribute to low combat readiness condition; (7) improvements were needed in supply and financial management practices in Korea to provide an increased level of support to U.S. Army units in Korea.

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