The shipyard SOAP personnel will assist you in processing the turn-in of excess materiel and in requisitioning deficient materiel as directed by your TYCOM.
Rehabilitation of shipboard storerooms includes the remarking of shelves and bins. Stow medical supplies in storerooms.
INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE ACTIVITY (IMA) TECHNICAL STORESSupply department stocks of repetitively demanded repair parts and equipment related consumables (on board tenders and repair ships) that are stored in other departmental spaces for ready availability in accomplishing IMA functions. To qualify for inclusion in IMA technical stores, an item must be used by only one shop (or one group of contiguous shops) and meet the frequency of demand criteria specified by your TYCOM. The quantity of each item in the custody of another department, plus the on-hand quantity of any backup stock in supply department storerooms, must not exceed the ships prescribed stockage objective. IMA technical stores will not include MTR, critical, or preexpended bin (PEB) items, nor will they include bulkhead-mounted spares or bulky consumables that are otherwise authorized to be stored in other departmental spaces.
CRITICAL ITEMThis is an item that is essential to the operational readiness of the ship or aircraft and is in short supply in system stocks (or is expected to be in short supply for an extended period). Lists of critical items, with appropriate materiel control or inventory reporting instructions, are distributed periodically by inventory managers to specifically designated ashore and afloat activities. The term critical items may also be used afloat to refer to high usage, bulky consumables, such as rags and toilet paper, which must be replenished often because of shipboard space constraints.
AUTOMATED SHIPSThese ships are equipped with an electronic digital computer (EDC) system, such as the Univac 1500, for processing supply and accounting documents and records.
NONAUTOMATED SHIPSThese ships have no EDC equipment. Ships having only keypunch facilities are considered nonautomated.
The following is a list of forms required for inventory management of general stores on nonautomated ships. NAVSUP P-485 gives detailed instructions on preparing the forms; however, a few of them are discussed in this chapter.