Accession Number : ADA111863

Title :   Management Attention Is Needed to Identify Reasons for High Volume of Serviceable Material Returns to Depots.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROCUREMENT LOGISTICS AND READINESS DIV

PDF Url : ADA111863

Report Date : 26 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : As of March 1, 1980, the ICPs managed a wholesale inventory valued at over $4 billion of secondary and Army stock fund material. In fiscal year 1980, the ICPs were appropriated $455.3 million for the procurement of additional secondary material. When the logistics system is operating effectively, there should be few field returns of serviceable material. However, serviceable field returns have generally been repair parts, components, and assemblies that were excess to the needs of the returning unit. Excess material is normally any quantity on hand greater than that authorized for stockage. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Logistics management, *Supply depots, *Inventory, *Reusable equipment, Marketing, Repair, Spare parts, Inventory analysis, Stockpiles, Shipping, Cargo handling, Costs, Field equipment, Army equipment

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE