Accession Number : ADA296926

Title :   Defense Management. Impediments Jeopardize Logistics Corporate Information Management.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA296926

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : In 1992, the Department of Defense (DOD) projected that its Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative would enable it to save $36 billion by fiscal year 1997. According to the Joint Logistics Systems Center (JLSC), established to help achieve CIM goals, as much as $28 billion would be saved by improving DOD'S logistics functions. Today, however, DOD is neither projecting nor tracking CIM savings. DOD officials acknowledge that the CIM initiative will be difficult to implement, and it may be many years before the majority of savings materialize. Because of concerns about the CIM progress, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs asked GAO to review the CIM initiative, focusing on the DOD logistics function of materiel management. Because DOD had established one organization, JLSC, to oversee the improvement of its logistics functions of materiel management and depot maintenance, this report discusses these two functions. GAO'S specific objectives were to identity (1) improvements made to business processes and supporting information systems and (2) impediments, if any, to achieving expected CIM results. (MM)

Descriptors :   *MATERIEL, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *CORPORATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, ORGANIZATIONS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COSTS, SUPPLY DEPOTS, MILITARY BUDGETS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

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

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