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GAO evaluated the reasonableness and accuracy of the Air Force's procedures and practices for establishing and managing special stock-level requirements for recoverable aircraft and missile spare parts.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of the Air Force||1. The Secretary of the Air Force should direct the Commander, AFLC, to program the Recoverable Consumption Item Requirements Computation System (D041) to automatically determine special stock level requirements at the time final requirements are computed.|
|Department of the Air Force||2. The Secretary of the Air Force should direct the Commander, AFLC, to establish procedures to provide for annual reconciliations of base stock requirements included in base stock records and those reflected on air logistics center records. As part of these reconciliations, causes of any discrepancies should be identified and eliminated.|
|Department of the Air Force||3. The Secretary of the Air Force should direct the Commander, AFLC, to direct the air logistics centers to either: (1) enter the adjusted base stock levels in the D143H system immediately after item manager approval; or (2) establish procedures to ensure that approved adjusted base stock levels are input to both base stock records and the D143H system within a reasonable time.|
|Department of the Air Force||4. The Secretary of the Air Force should direct the Commander, AFLC, to direct air logistics centers to require detailed justification for adjusted stock level requests to support peak demand periods when it is determined that normally forecasted requirements should have been sufficient to satisfy actual usage. If it is determined that normally forecasted requirements are not sufficient to avoid stockouts during peak demand periods, the air logistics centers should be required to investigate the causes of the stockouts and consider the feasibility of redistributing available worldwide assets prior to authorizing special stock levels.|