Accession Number:

ADA315370

Title:

United States General Accounting Office, Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate. Defense Inventory: Depot Packing and Shipping Procedures

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This document examines the Department of Defenses DOD packaging and packing practices. Specifically, you asked us to determine whether 1 Defense Logistics Agency DLA depots were avoiding unnecessary costs by consolidating packing of shipments going to the same military installation at the same time, 2 depots were packing and shipping supply items in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, and 3 military services were placing different emphasis on recycling discarded shipping materials. In conducting our analysis, we concentrated on small, consumable items managed and stored by DLA and used by the military services.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE