Accession Number:

ADA314096

Title:

Inventory Management: Adopting Best Practices Could Enhance Navy Efforts to Achieve Efficiencies and Savings.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-07-12

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This report is the ninth in a series of reports comparing the Department of Defenses DoD logistics practices with those of the private sector. As you requested, we are continuously examining DoDs inventory management practices to identify areas where costs can be reduced and problems can be avoided by adopting leading commercial practices. While DoD has implemented some innovative practices, many opportunities exist for improving the logistics system. This report focuses on the Navys logistics system for aircraft parts. The objectives of this review were to 1 examine the current performance of the Navys logistics system, 2 review the Navys efforts to improve its logistics system and reduce costs, and 3 examine leading best practices used by the airline industry to identify potential opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Navys logistics operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE