Accession Number : ADA315370

Title :   United States General Accounting Office, Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate. Defense Inventory: Depot Packing and Shipping Procedures

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

PDF Url : ADA315370

Report Date : 07 DEC 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This document examines the Department of Defense's (DOD) packaging and packing practices. Specifically, you asked us to determine whether (1) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) depots were avoiding unnecessary costs by consolidating packing of shipments going to the same military installation at the same time, (2) depots were packing and shipping supply items in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, and (3) military services were placing different emphasis on recycling discarded shipping materials. In conducting our analysis, we concentrated on small, consumable items managed and stored by DLA and used by the military services.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *SUPPLY DEPOTS, *PACKAGING, *INVENTORY, *SHIPPING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY FACILITIES, RECYCLED MATERIALS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MATERIALS, EFFICIENCY, COSTS, CONSUMPTION, SUPPLIES, SHIPPING CONTAINERS.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE