Accession Number:

ADA125388

Title:

Consolidation of Base Operations Support (BOS) in Panama

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

All three Military Departments maintain bases in Panama. Nineteen bases are clustered in two small geographical areas, one at each end of the canal. Studies of the past five years have revealed opportunities for substantially reducing the cost of base operations support BOS by consolidating the management of some base support functions across the Military Departments. However, very few of the studies recommendations have been implemented. On 19 July 1982, the Assistant Secretary of Defense Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics directed consolidation of family housing management and real property maintenance activities in Panama. He tasked LMI to determine whether still other BOS functions there should be consolidated. We examined eight BOS functions civilian personnel operations transportation vehicle maintenance food services morale, welfare and recreation Class VI beverage stores purchasing and contracting and law enforcement. Adoption of our recommendations will eliminate at least 158 of 2400 personnel positions in Panama now devoted to the BOS functions we studied. Resultant savings should top 4.7 million. An additional 2.6 million annual savings could result from centralized procurement. The costs of implementing the recommendations will be a small fraction of the 7.3 million per year total savings.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE