c. Using the table, then, a FAD II unit that needed to order a mission essential
item would use Priority 02. Note that a given unit would use only one "set" of three
priorities according to its assigned FAD. For example, a FAD III unit would use only
priorities 03, 06, and 13.
d. It should be pointed out that priorities 01 through 08 are considered "high"
priorities and must be authenticated by the unit commander or his designated
representative whenever they are assigned to a particular request/requisition.
3-14. DEMAND CODES
In filling out supply requests, the user must tell the system what kind of demand
the request is. Is the demand for the item recurring (ordered frequently) or nonrecurring
(ordered infrequently)? The supply source must know this' information so that it can
stock supplies in anticipation of future orders. It is the responsibility of the customer (a
using unit or hospital activity) to inform the supply source whether a demand is recurring
or non- recurring. The customer does this by entering the letter R or N in the
appropriate box on the request form. Therefore, the customer must determine the
classification of the demand. Antichap lipstick, for instance, might well be a recurring
(R) demand for a TOE unit in cold climates but a nonrecurring (N) demand in warmer
areas. On the other hand, sunburn preventive preparation often is needed on a
recurring basis in the tropics but might not be in such great demand in cooler climates.
One of the basic logistical control mechanisms for materiel is the inventory. The
basic purpose of any inventory is simply to ascertain the proper on-hand quantity of an
item. Additionally, another purpose of an inventory would be to surface any control or
management problems in logistical procedures within an organization. Inventory
frequency will vary depending on the sensitivity of the item.
3-16. TEMPORARY HAND RECEIPTS AND CHANGE DOCUMENTS
a. In order to accommodate issuing supplies and equipment to users, temporary
hand receipts and change documents are used. Figure 3 -14 is a facsimile of a
completed DA Form 3161 used as a temporary hand receipt. DD Form 1150 may be
used in lieu of the DA Form 3161 as a temporary hand receipt.
b. This procedure is used if the property is to be issued or loaned for a period of
30 days or less. Figure 3-15 shows a completed DA Form 1361 used as a change
document. The use of a change document is designed to preclude frequent posting to a
permanent hand receipt. Change documents can be used for both gains and losses to
permanent hand receipts. As a minimum, change documents must be incorporated into
the permanent hand receipt every six months or prior to an inventory, whichever is