Accession Number:

ADA315288

Title:

Best Management Practices: Reengineering the Air Force's Logistics System Can Yield Substantial Savings.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

As part of GAOS continuing effort to review the Department of Defenses DOD inventory management practices, GAO compared the Air Forces management of its 33 billion reparable parts inventory with the operations of leading-edge private sector firms to identify opportunities where costs could be reduced and service improved. The review was done at the request of the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. This report focuses on 1 best management practices used in the commercial airline industry to streamline logistics operations and improve customer service, 2 Air Force reengineering efforts to improve the responsiveness of its logistics system and reduce costs, and 3 barriers that may stop the Air Force from achieving the full benefits of its reengineering efforts.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE