Table: Taking a Page from Retail

How the Marine Corps can cut inventory in half and save $200 million:

LESS STOCK

The Corps is stockpiling fewer readily available items such as office supplies, boots, and other goods.

MODERN WAREHOUSES

Warehouses will sort and retrieve goods automatically, while handheld computers help track inventory.

SIMPLIFIED TECHNOLOGY

The Corps' entire logistics network could run on just 30 computer systems, down from about 165 today.

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