Accession Number : ADA314096

Title :   Inventory Management: Adopting Best Practices Could Enhance Navy Efforts to Achieve Efficiencies and Savings.

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

PDF Url : ADA314096

Report Date : 12 JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This report is the ninth in a series of reports comparing the Department of Defense's (DoD) logistics practices with those of the private sector. As you requested, we are continuously examining DoD's inventory management practices to identify areas where costs can be reduced and problems can be avoided by adopting leading commercial practices. While DoD has implemented some innovative practices, many opportunities exist for improving the logistics system. This report focuses on the Navy's logistics system for aircraft parts. The objectives of this review were to (1) examine the current performance of the Navy's logistics system, (2) review the Navy's efforts to improve its logistics system and reduce costs, and (3) examine leading best practices used by the airline industry to identify potential opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Navy's logistics operations.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *EFFICIENCY, *PROBLEM SOLVING, *NAVAL LOGISTICS, *INVENTORY CONTROL, *SAVINGS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, COMPARISON, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, REDUCTION, COSTS, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, NAVAL OPERATIONS, PARTS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE