The overall condition of your space is also your
Rust is an ever-present enemy, and
constant vigilance is required to keep it under control.
Rust spots should be chipped, wire brushed or sanded,
primed, and spot painted. Tighten loose bolts promptly
to prevent possible damage to the storeroom or its
contents. Examine pipes, valves, electrical systems,
watertight fittings, and fire-fighting equipment daily,
and report any defect to the supply officer.
Before getting underway into open seas,
thoroughly inspect and secure storerooms to prevent
stores from shifting due to the ships motion. Lash
bulk stores to bulkheads, stanchions, or battens, and
secure the fronts of open bins and shelves to prevent
stores from falling out on the deck. Unless approval is
obtained from the commanding officer, do not stow
personal gear in storerooms designated for supplies.
specific characteristics of each type of
supply inventory, how inventories are to be
conducted, and procedures for inventory
Throughout this section, we will use various terms
to refer to inventory control procedures. Some of these
terms are defined here to help you understand them and
apply them correctly.
NAVSUP P-485 provides
definitions for all the terms used in inventory control.
In the following paragraphs, we will discuss
definitions that are used in the supply system.
Inventory is the quantity of stocks on hand for
which stock records are maintained, or the function
whereby the material on hand is physically inspected
and counted and stock records reconciled accordingly.
Order and Shipping Time
Order and shipping time refers to the time elapsing
between submitting a requisition and receiving the
material requisitioned (also called procurement lead
Average Endurance Level
Average endurance level refers to the quantity of
material normally required to be on hand to sustain
operations for a stated period without resupply.
High Limit (Requisitioning Objective)
High limit is the maximum quantity of material to
be maintained on hand and on order to sustain current
operations normally for 9 months.
Low Limit (Reorder Point)
Low limit (reorder point) is the least amount of the
stock required to be left on hand before the need to
reorder is indicated.
Not Carried (NC) Items
Not carried (NC) items are items not stocked in
storerooms or for which stock records are not
Not in Stock (NIS)
Not in stock (NIS) are items carried in stock but not
on board when demand occurs.
Demand refers to the request for an NC item that
will be procured or an issue of a stock item.
Frequency of Demand
Frequency of demand refers to the number of
requests for an item within a given time frame,
regardless of the quantity requested or issued.
Integrated Logistics Overhaul (ILO)
The ILO is an overhaul procedure divided into
several phases, designed to weed out obsolete and
TYPES OF INVENTORIES
There are several types of inventories, each with a
These types of inventory are
bulkhead-to-bulkhead, specific commodity, special
material, spot, velocity, and random sampling.