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Defense Logistics: Strategic Planning Weaknesses Leave Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Future Support Systems at Risk : Government Accountability Office (GAO) , October , 2001

October 2001

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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From the report: "The Department of Defense’s Logistics Strategic Plan is not sufficiently comprehensive and does not provide an adequate overarching logistics strategy to effectively guide the Defense components’ logistics plans. The plan, which is organized around six broad objectives and associated generic performance measures, is very general and does not provide a cohesive planning strategy for developing future logistics systems. Also, the objectives and actions outlined in the plan are almost exclusively related to supply and inventory management issues and do not fully address several other critical logistics functions, such as maintenance and transportation. Specifically, the plan does not adequately address (1) all aspects of the logistics life-cycle process, (2) how the Department should be organized in the future to fulfill evolving logistics requirements, or (3) the facilities and personnel the Department anticipates it will need to fulfill its future logistics requirements. Furthermore, the Department’s long-range initiative to design a logistics architecture for the years 2010 and beyond is progressing slowly, and it is not clear how this initiative will fit into the Department’s overall future logistics strategy set forth in the strategic plan."



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