Defense Logistics: DOD Needs to Take Additional Actions to Address Challenges in Supply Chain Management : U.S. Government Accountability Office , July , 2011
U.S. Government Accountability Office
From the report: "DOD has developed and begun to implement a corrective action plan for requirements forecasting, one of the three focus areas GAO identified as needing improvement in supply chain management. However, it does not have similar plans for the focus areas of asset visibility or materiel distribution. Such corrective action plans are critical to resolving weaknesses in these two areas. Such plans should (1) define root causes of problems, (2) identify effective solutions, and (3) provide for substantially completing corrective measures in the near-term, including steps necessary to implement solutions. DOD’s Comprehensive Inventory Management Improvement Plan, issued in October 2010 in response to a statutory mandate, includes the elements necessary to serve as a corrective action plan for requirements forecasting. DOD’s 2010 Logistics Strategic Plan, and other prior logistics-related plans, do not contain all of the elements needed to serve as corrective action plans for either asset visibility or materiel distribution, such as definition of problems or performance information to gauge progress in achieving outcomes."