b. Data Elements. Refer to figure 1-2 to see the location of the various elements
listed below by matching the number to the number in the figure.
(1) Action code (ACT). Indicates add (A), change (C), or deleted (D) actions
for each line of data.
Prime NSN/MCN, ADDL data field.
NSN--a two part, 13 character number assigned to each standard
item of supply.
(b) MCN--a two part, 13 character, assigned numeric number assigned
to medical nonstandard items.
(c) Additional (ADDL)--a code standing for additional information which
is applicable to ammunition and subsistence restricted items.
(3) Source of supply (SOS). Activity that receives the requisition for a given
item of supply, for example, "S9T" = Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19101.
(4) Acquisition advice code (AAC). Advises the customer how an item will be
acquired, e.g, "H" = direct delivery under central contract. The item is centrally procured
but not stocked. Issue is by direct shipment from the vendor to the user.
(5) Unit of issue (UI). Smallest quantity that can be requisitioned or issued, for example,
"YD" = yard, "CN" = can.
Unit price. Cost of the item. An "E" in this column indicates the price is
(7) Shelf life code (SLC). Shows the estimated period of time an item will
(8) Controlled inventory item code (CIIC). Indicates the security classification
of an item (formerly called SEC code), for example, "U" = unclassified.
(9) Accounting requirement code (ARC). Indicates if an item is expendable
(X), nonexpendable (N), or durable (D).
(10) Recoverability code (RC). Identifies the disposition action on
unserviceable items, for example, "Z" = nonreparable item. When the item is unserviceable,
condemn and dispose of it at the level authorized to replace the item.
(11) Material category code (MAT CAT). Indicates who manages a particular
item of supply ("C" is for medical and dental)