Special Mission Usage. These missions include
but are not limited to humanitarian, civilian
rescue, and drug interdiction operations.
Administrative Requirements. The purchase
of consumable or medical OPTAR restricted
items may be made from the medical OPTAR
with the approval of the executive officer.
Medical books and publications listed in
NAVMEDCOMINST 6820.1 may also be
purchased with this OPTAR.
FEDERAL SUPPLY CATALOG SYSTEM
terms associated with the Federal Supply
System and how to use the Federal Supply
The Department of Defense Supply System
contains more than 4 million items; of this total the
Navy stocks more than 1 million items.
supplies effectively from this system, you must have a
basic understanding of the DoD supply system
terminology and structure. This includes the naming,
description, classification, and numbering of all items
carried under centralized control of the United States
Government. Only one identification number is used
for each item, from purchase to final disposal.
To effectively procure and account for naval
materials, you will need to be familiar with
terminology commonly used in the supply system.
Some of the terms with which you should be familiar
are discussed below:
Material in full, unbroken
containers available for future
Supplies that are consumed or
disposed of after use.
Items that require management
control afloat because of high
unit cost, vulnerability to
pilferage, or indispensability to
the ship=s mission.
Items of equipage that require
special management control
because the material is essential
for the mission or the protection
of life, is relatively valuable, or
easily converted to personal use.
Any functional unit of hull,
mechanical, electrical, ordnance,
or electronic material, operated
singly or as a component of a
system or subsystem.
ment is considered noncon-
All supplies, repair parts,
equipment, and equipage used in
the Navy/Marine Corps.
Supplies and materials that are
not consumed or disposed of
after their use. Buildings and
equipment are nonconsumable
Any item that has an application
and appears in an allowance
parts list (APL), stock number
sequence list (SNSL), integrated
stock list (ISL), Naval Ship
Systems Command drawings, or
a manufacturer=s handbook.
Items on hand and available for
issue for a specific purpose, but
not for general use (for example,
Material under the control of an
identified by a National Item
Identification Number (NIIN).
The NIIN is the last nine-digits of
the Federal Stock Number.
The smallest quantity of a supply
FEDERAL SUPPLY CLASSIFICATION
The Federal Supply Classification System is
designed to permit the classification of all items of
supply used by the federal government. Each item of
supply will be included in oneAND ONLY
The FSC is made up of 2 two-digit