Excessive Administrative Leadtime Used To Determine Needs in the Air Force System Support Stock Fund

PLRD-82-110: Published: Aug 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1982.

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GAO reviewed the administrative leadtime for items in the automated System Support Stock Fund at the Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

GAO found that inaccurate administrative leadtimes were being used in determining inventory needs. These inaccuracies could result in unnecessary procurements of up to $6.3 million to accommodate the excessive leadtime.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

    Recommendation: The Secretary of the Air Force should direct the Commander of the Air Force Logistics Command to implement improved procedures and controls to ensure that appropriate administrative leadtimes are maintained in the automated System Support Stock Fund at all air logistics centers. Such procedures and controls should: (1) periodically compare Air Force standard administrative leadtimes with stock fund system leadtime so that item managers can evaluate the propriety of the leadtimes; and (2) adopt forecasting techniques which realistically reflect the leadtime required, considering both the Air Force standard and the actual leadtime experienced for the latest routine procurement. This applies to all stock fund procurements, including those under basic ordering agreements and requirements contracts.

    Agency Affected: Department of Defense: Department of the Air Force


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