Air Force Continues to Repair Parts When Serviceable Parts Are Available

LCD-77-202: Published: Jun 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1977.

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The Air Force unnecessarily spends millions of dollars to repair parts when more than sufficient quantities of serviceable parts are available to meet current needs.

The Air Force has not and will not make effective use of available serviceable quantities until substantial changes are initiated because the mechanized system does not notify maintenance personnel of the quantities available to preclude repairs; Air Force personnel are not familiar with the objectives and procedures for using routed repair replacement quantity assets; and, although aware that unneeded repairs are occurring, the Air Force has not instituted management action to make sure that replacement quantities are used to preclude repairs. Neither material management nor maintenance activity officials want to take responsibility for this last action.

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