Quick-Reaction Report on Requirements for Wholesale Inventories to Support the Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor System
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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During the early part of our Audit of Requirements for Current Procurements of Military Service Managed Items Project No. 9LE-0064, we observed a condition requiring prompt management action. The Armys Aviation Systems Command AVSCOM initiated procurements for excessive quantities of spare and repair parts for the Target Acquisition Designation SightPilot Night Vision Sensor System TADSPNVS, primarily because reliable supply management data was lost when item management of TADSPNVS spare and repair parts was transferred to AVSCOM, The requirements computations supporting those procurements were based on estimated maintenance factors that were unreasonable. One of these factors was an arbitrary unserviceable return rate, and the Army Materiel Command had not provided guidance on the use of arbitrary rates, In addition, AVSCOM did not provide adequate guidance to the logistics support contractor to minimize inventory levels to support the contractors operation and did not effectively monitor the assets held by the contractor so that quantities that were in excess of reasonable operating levels would be identified and used to satisfy forecasted wholesale requirements. AVSCOM has already taken prompt and positive action to curtail some procurements but should take additional action to recompute requirements for TADSPNVS spare and repair parts that are being, or soon will be, procured.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
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