Philpott, Tom
October 2003
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Oct2003, Vol. 129 Issue 10, p122
Conference Proceeding
Navy ships deploy with large inventories of spare parts, but because of poor record keeping, they lack about half parts needed to maintain and repair onboard equipment and weapon systems. The General Accounting Office (GAO), in the latest in a series of reports on parts availability throughout the military, said a review of 132,000 parts requisitions from ships in six Atlantic and Pacific battle groups showed only 54 percent could be filled from shipboard inventories. The U.S. Navy's goal of having 65 percent of needed parts on board ship has not been met in more than 20 years. The GAO urged the Navy to develop plans to begin to conduct periodic ship configuration audits and to ensure that records are updated and maintained, ensure that parts demand data are entered into ship supply systems promptly and accurately and periodically purge unneeded parts from ship inventories.


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