Opportunities for Further Improvement of Government Logistics Management

LCD-80-78: Published: Aug 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1980.

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To help Federal agencies improve their operations and save money, many recommendations have been made over the years for improving logistics management policies, planning, and practices.

Logistics management areas examined over the past 5 years are discussed. The areas include: (1) using less costly alternative logistics concepts; (2) making logistics support system decisions earlier; (3) ordering and stocking the proper amount and kind of material; (4) distributing material efficiently; (5) using equipment more efficiently; (6) maintaining equipment better; (7) improving logistics management information systems; (8) disposing of unneeded property; (9) improving cataloging and standardization; and (10) protecting inventories.

Matter for Congressional Consideration

  1. Status: Closed

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    Matter: During future hearings, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Armed Services, the House Committee on Appropriations, and the House Committee on Armed Services should follow up on agency actions to reconsider and implement those recommendations not fully implemented.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed

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    Recommendation: The Secretary of Defense; the Secretaries of the Air Force, Army, and Navy; the Administrator of General Services Administration; and the Secretary of Energy should reconsider those recommendations which have not been fully implemented.

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