Supply Inventory Management: Accountability and Control of Materiel at the Naval Air Depot, North Island
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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This is the fourth in a series of reports the Inspector General of the Department of Defense is issuing that discusses accountability and control of materiel at DoD maintenance depots. The DoD FY 2002 budget for depot maintenance was approximately 15.3 billion. The Navy portion of that amount was about 6.8 billion. Close to 1.5 billion of the 6.8 billion was for operation of three Naval Air Depots. A significant portion of the 1.5 billion was for purchasing materiel used in repair and overhaul processes at the depot maintenance facilities. Inventory records at Naval Air Depot, North Island showed that 55 million of materiel was stored in 19 maintenance storerooms. The audit covered 12 of the 19 maintenance storerooms. Depot maintenance facilities need effective inventory control systems to ensure that an adequate supply of materiel is on hand to maintain efficient levels of operation and to meet the demands of customers. An effective system is also important to disclose defective and obsolete goods prevent loss through damage, pilferage, or waste and ensure the accuracy inventory records. Through inventory control, materiel not needed for current requirements at a depot can be identified and made available for redistribution to meet other known requirements.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies