Accession Number:

ADA346758

Title:

Air Force Supply Management Analysis of Activity Groups Financial Reports, Prices, and Cash Management

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The Air Force supply management activity group provides about two million types of inventory items, including weapon system spare parts, fuels, and medical-dental supplies, to customers which consist primarily of DOD organizations. DOD reported that the group had 24.5 billion in inventory at the end of fiscal year 1997 and about 12 billion in revenue from the sale of goods to its customers during fiscal year 1997. The group is part of the Air Force Working Capital Fund, a revolving fund that relies on sales revenue, rather than direct congressional appropriations, to finance its operations. Working capital funds are to 1 generate sufficient revenues to cover the full costs of their operations and 2 operate on a break-even basis over time-that is, not make a profit nor incur a loss. It is essential that the working capital funds operate efficiently since every dollar spent inefficiently results in less funds available for other defense spending priorities.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE