Identification of War Reserve Stock
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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Hundreds of thousands of items of military equipment and repair parts, valued in excess of 13 billion are stocked by the military services and the Defense Supply Agency as war reserves. The items selected as war reserves are determined by each military service subject to selection criteria provided by a Department of Defense directive. This study examines the selection criteria and methods for computing war reserve requirements. It identifies a number of problem areas resulting from the application of current criterion and computational methods. The study results in two principal recommendations.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies