Need For Improvement In The Processing Of Requisitions For Materials

B-164500: Published: Sep 17, 1968. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1968.

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GAO reviewed the the military services' processing of supply requisitions under the Military Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures system (MILSTRIP).

GAO noted that: (1) MILSTRIP has improved the processing of requisitions; (2) however, maximum benefits of MILSTRIP have not been realized because large numbers of requisitions contain erroneous or incompatible data and cannot be processed routinely; (3) one of the principal causes of erroneous data being used was that current information was not available to the requisitioners; (4) military organizations that prepare requisitions often are not able to keep their catalogs updated; (5) as a result, many requisitions are returned to the originators for additional information or for resubmission as corrected requisitions; and (6) research procedures and resubmission of requisitions are time-consuming and cause delays in the supply support.

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