Accession Number : ADA315288

Title :   Best Management Practices: Reengineering the Air Force's Logistics System Can Yield Substantial Savings.

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

PDF Url : ADA315288

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : As part of GAO'S continuing effort to review the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management practices, GAO compared the Air Force's management of its $33 billion reparable parts inventory with the operations of leading-edge private sector firms to identify opportunities where costs could be reduced and service improved. The review was done at the request of the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. This report focuses on (1) best management practices used in the commercial airline industry to streamline logistics operations and improve customer service, (2) Air Force reengineering efforts to improve the responsiveness of its logistics system and reduce costs, and (3) barriers that may stop the Air Force from achieving the full benefits of its reengineering efforts.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, MINORITIES, REDUCTION, COSTS, REPAIR, AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT, INVENTORY, PARTS, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, LEADING EDGES, INVENTORY CONTROL, BENEFITS, SAVINGS, LOGISTICS PLANNING, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE