Accession Number:

AD1100219

Title:

DoD Medical Inventory: Reductions Can Be Made Through the Use of Commercial Practices

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-05

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The value of the Department of Defenses DOD secondary inventories, which include general supplies and spare parts for weapon systems, increased 60 billion between 1980 and 1988. Because of this increase, the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, asked GAO to compare DODS logistics operations with similar practices of private industry and the Department of Veterans Affairs VA.GAO selected medical supplies for one comparison because of the many similarities between military and civilian requirements. GAOS specific objectives were to 1 compare DODS inventory practices for medical supplies with those used by very progressive civilian hospitals and by VA and 2 identify practices DOD could adopt to reduce its logistics costs for medical supplies.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE