Implementation of Recommended Improvements by the Defense Logistics Agency

LCD-77-111: Published: Oct 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1977.

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A review of the actions taken by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to implement the recommendations contained in the report entitled "Automated Support of Depot Operations Could Be Improved" showed that DLA has not fully implemented those recommendations that will provide the most substantial improvements in the automated depot system.

DLA can realize substantial savings in materiel shipment costs when it improves consolidation of parcel post shipments with freight shipments. Additional controls and verification procedures are still needed before DLA should rely on its microfiche records for its shipping and transportation data.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed

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    Recommendation: The Secretary of Defense should direct the Director of the DLA to: revise the automated depot systems to identify those parcel post shipments that can be combined with freight shipments and sent at a reduced cost; and to incorporate additional procedures and controls to provide assurance that all shipping data related to its shipments is included in the microfiche records. In addition, the Office of the Secretary of Defense should provide for evaluation of the process of establishing and maintaining materiel descriptions used by the military services. After the evaluation, the establishment of effective procedures should be assured by the Office so that the freight description of materiel will be consistent and uniform.

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