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Four Immediate Actions to Take to Reduce DoD Inventory Costs

Published: 30 April 2013

ID: G00251012

Analyst(s): Jane Feitler, Marko Pukkila


Inventory is one of the three main drivers of Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain and logistics costs. Better management and control of inventory deliver short-term and long-term savings, such as fewer back orders, fewer out-of-stocks and cycle time reductions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Drive Incremental Improvements by Analyzing Root Causes of Excess Inventory
  • Have Inventory Review and Replenishment Actions Taken as Close to Real Time as Possible
  • Use Gartner's Hierarchy of Metrics to Drive Desired Operational Outcomes or Behaviors
  • Reduce Cycle Times by Re-engineering Sourcing, Order and Delivery Processes, Removing Waste and Inefficiencies

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