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Title: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COULD SAVE SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY THROUGH IMPROVED MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF REUSABLE CONTAINERS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: US Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC 20548
Sale Source: US Government Accountability Office
441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20548
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE REPORTED FROM AN INVESTIGATION OF THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF SPECIALIZED REUSABLE CONTAINERS REQUIRED FOR SHIPPING MILITARY EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS.
Abstract: THIS GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE REPORT IS DIRECTED AT THE NEED FOR IMPROVED MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF TWO TYPES OF REUSABLE PACKAGING CONTAINERS USED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--SPECIALIZED REUSABLE CONTAINERS AND METAL MULTIPURPOSE REUSABLE CONTAINERS. DESIGNED TO MILITARY SPECIFICATIONS, THESE CONTAINERS ARE COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS MS CONTAINERS. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN SAVINGS COULD BE ACHIEVED BY IMPROVING ARMY AND NAVY CONTROLS AND ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS TO IDENTIFY AND CONSERVE THOUSANDS OF MS CONTAINERS. POLICIES SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED TO ENSURE THAT SPECIALIZED AND MS CONTAINERS ARE USED AND REUSED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PRACTICABLE. THIS WOULD INVOLVE PREVENTING THE LOSS OR PREMATURE DISPOSAL OF SUCH CONTAINERS. REGIONAL CLEARINGHOUSES SHOULD BE MONITORED TO ENSURE THAT THEY COLLECT, REPAIR, AND REDISTRIBUTE MS CONTAINERS. THE SERVICES SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO ACCOUNT SPECIALIZED REUSABLE CONTAINERS WHETHER EMPTY OR IN USE, REVISE CONTAINER REPAIR CRITERIA TO INCLUDE CURRENT REPLACEMENT COSTS, AND CONSIDER IMPOSING PENALTIES FOR LOSS OF CONTAINERS. FURTHER, THE SERVICES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO PERFORM ECONOMIC ANALYSES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE THROUGH NEW PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY WHEN SELECTING CONTAINERS FOR NEW PROCUREMENTS. PHOTOGRAPHS AND GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--RCB)
Index Term(s): Economic analysis; Efficiency; Financial management; Governmental planning; US Armed Forces; US Government Accountability Office (GAO)
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