Accession Number:

ADA394004

Title:

The General Support Division of the Stock Fund: Have the Problems Been Solved

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

As a result of serious difficulties with the Air Force Stock Fund, the Office of the Secretary of Defense formed a General Officer Steering Group GOSG in December 1988 to place new emphasis on stock fund management. In response, the GOSG directed the format of the stock fund ratio be changed from an obligations-to-demands ratio to an obligations-to-sales ratio. They also directed the redesign of the materiel acquisition control record MACR to provide real-time visibility over the stock fund program. Five years later, it is apparent that neither one of these initiatives has improved stock fund management at base level. Instead, workload has increased, the number of priority backorders has increased, customer frustration and dissatisfaction have increased, and mission support has decreased. This study will affirm that outcome and mark the key decision points.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE