The Army Has Not Effectively Used Vertical Inventory Management Techniques

PLRD-83-11: Published: Oct 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1982.

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GAO surveyed the military services' vertical inventory management techniques which were designed to improve material readiness and supply responsiveness, and to decrease inventories and administrative costs.

GAO found that the Air Force and Navy have implemented vertical management controls over large segments of their inventories, but the Army has done little to implement vertical management. Further, the Army's primary attempt to implement any such controls has been replete with problems and delays. GAO strongly advocates the use of vertical management as a means of improving supply performance, and it believes that the Army should adopt such procedures.

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