DOD's High-Risk Areas: High-Level Commitment and Oversight Needed for DOD Supply Chain Plan to Succeed
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Since 1990, the Department of Defenses DOD supply chain management processes have been on GAOs list of high-risk areas needing urgent attention and fundamental transformation to ensure that they function in the most economical, efficient, and effective manner possible. Recently, in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget OMB, DOD developed a plan to address some of the systemic weaknesses as a first step toward removing supply chain management from the list. DODs plan focuses on three areas for improvement accuracy of supply requirements forecasts, distribution of material, and asset visibility. GAO was asked to provide its views on 1 the importance of supply chain management in DOD, 2 why GAO listed it as a high-risk area, 3 GAOs assessment of DODs plan to improve supply chain processes, and 4 GAOs plans to follow up on DODs efforts. This testimony contains GAOs views on what remains to be done to improve DODs supply chain management and bring about lasting solutions. Continued efforts to complete and implement DODs plan as well as continued oversight by Congress are essential.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies