Supply Inventory Management: Management of Terminal Items at the Defense Logistics Agency
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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Defense Logistics Agency DLA supply centers manage more than 4.1 million national stock number NSN items. NSN items that are terminal are those stocked and non-stocked items managed by the DLA that are not authorized for future procurement. An NSN is generally classified as terminal when either there is no known source of supply for the NSN or the NSN is replaced by another NSN. As of May 2001, DLA supply files included 138,822 terminal NSNs, excluding the clothing and textile, medical, and subsistence commodities, that had no registered users. Data records indicated that the date of last demand field for those 138,822 NSNs either had no demand for 5 years or was blank. The overall audit objective was to evaluate the DLA management of terminal NSN items. This report, the first in a series, addresses DLA management of 43,603 of the 138,822 terminal NSNs. We excluded the remaining 95,219 terminal NSNs from this audit because they had been identified for review, for reasons other than being terminal, in prior audits of DLA management of obsolete NSNs listed in Appendix A. We also reviewed the management control program as it applied to the audit objective. The next report will address DLA-managed terminal NSNs with the Navy as the only registered user.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies