DoD Medical Inventory: Reductions Can Be Made Through the Use of Commercial Practices
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies