Accession Number : ADA288448

Title :   Changes in DoD Inventory Policy and Their Effect on the Atlantic Fleet.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 93-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Russell, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA288448

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : In recognition of a changed world, Congress and the American people are reducing Department of Defense (DoD) Budgets. If we are to maintain a flexible and powerful force of the future, doing business smarter for less cost is essential. Changing the way we manage supply inventories is one way DoD has chosen to save money. The primary direction we are moving involves positioning supply material at centralized DoD depots while reducing or eliminating inventories located near the customer. The major conclusion of my paper is that inventory policy changes are working with minimum effect on readiness. That doesn't mean the fleet hasn't noticed a change or that the future portends the same levels of readiness. Also, now is the time to take full advantage of modern technology and make additional improvements to the logistics system with enhanced transportation and information systems.

Descriptors :   TRANSPORTATION, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MODIFICATION, MATERIALS, COSTS, SUPPLY DEPOTS, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS, FLEETS(SHIPS), INVENTORY, CIVILIAN POPULATION, SUPPLIES, MILITARY F0RCES( UNITED STATES), NAVAL BUDGETS, NAVAL PLANNING, NAVAL LOGISTICS, INVENTORY CONTROL, CENTRALIZED, MILITARY MODERNIZATION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE