Accession Number : AD0645231

Title :   SUPPLY SYSTEM MANAGEMENT IN THE WORKING CAPITAL FUND ENVIRONMENT.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : A study was made to review and analyze selected supply management systems and, to the extent that findings and analyses indicated that changes should be made, to recommend modifications which would significantly improve the operating effectiveness and economy of Department of Defense supply management for stock funded items. The key recommendations of this study are based on the principal conclusions that (1) commodity management concept is appropriate for consumable supplies, (2) sufficient data for effective management of those commodities are not presently available, and (3) present funding control is placing an unnecessary constraint upon the supply manager. The key recommendations which can be accomplished without altering present supply organizations, missions, and responsibilities are: Increase the scope of logistics information provided the supply manager; Establish within the Office of the Secretary of Defense a 'reserve capitalization amount;' Emphasize the development of improved mobilization planning, funding, and systems; Provide additional engineering support capability to the wholesale supply manager; Encourage the return to wholesale inventories of excess supplies; Develop improved information systems for the collection and dissemination of demand and inventory data; Revise the current stock fund budgeting and financial control systems; Establish an expenditure reporting and forecasting system based upon procurement program planning; Design and conduct a pilot test of a total integrated supply management information system.

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE), INVENTORY, LOGISTICS, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, ECONOMICS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE