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Inventory Management: DOD Can Build on Progress by Using Best Practices for Reparable Parts : Government Accountability Office (GAO) , February , 1998

February 1998

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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From the background: "As of September 30, 1996, DOD reported the value of its secondary inventory—consumable items and reparable parts—at $68.5 billion. Consumable items, such as clothing and medical supplies, are managed primarily by DLA. Reparable parts are generally expensive items that can be fixed and used again, such as hydraulic pumps, navigational computers, wing sections, and landing gear. Each military service manages reparable parts that are used for their operations. These management functions include determining how many parts will be needed to support operations, purchasing new parts, and deciding when broken parts need to be repaired. As shown in figure 1, aircraft reparable parts represent an estimated 59 percent of DOD’s secondary inventory."



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