Accession Number : ADA118046

Title :   Management of DoD's Shelf-Life Program--Better, But Still in Need of Improvement,

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

Personal Author(s) : Horan, Donald J

PDF Url : ADA118046

Report Date : 25 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : We have completed our limited survey of the management of the Department of Defense's (DOD's) shelf-life program. Since our last review, DOD has appointed an Administrator with overall responsibility for the shelf-life program and has taken other initiatives to improve program management. However, problems still exist which can increase management costs and lead to unnecessary disposal of material: (1) sufficient data has not been accumulated and reported to allow management to evaluate the program's effectiveness; (1) The service's inventory control points (ICPs) assign erroneous shelf-life designations to many items. (2) The Air Force's storage activities do not apply shelf-life management controls to many items designated for shelf-life management by non-Air Force ICPs, and (3) Military storage activities have not corrected longstanding deficient shelf-life management practices, although these deficiencies have been reported many times.

Descriptors :   *SHELF LIFE, MATERIEL, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, POLICIES, CODING, RECORDS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE