PREPARING TO REQUISITION REPAIR PARTS AND SUPPLIES
Accurate management data is essential to any medical supply operation. You use
the AMDF and the MCRLs 1, 2, and 3 to order parts and supplies appropriately. You also
need to be able to interpret document numbers, determine Julian dates, and compute
stockage levels. This lesson covers reading and interpreting the MCRLs and the AMDF
report as well as the method for computing stockage levels using the (DOS) system.
It also discusses how to identify correct UMMIPS codes.
ARMY MASTER DATA FILE
The purpose of the AMDF is to provide official supply management data. It
provides data on both medical and non-medical items used or managed by the Army. It
has precedence over conflicting catalog data published in other Department of the Army
(DA) publications. It is a central, automated bank of nonquantitative logistics management
data on items managed or used by the Army. It contains both current and historical data.
This information is recorded on 48X microfiche.
AUTOMATIC RECORDS MANGEMENT SYSTEM'S MONTHLY ARMY MASTER
a. Characteristics. With the data contained in the AMDF, you should be able to
order any item you need, provided it is on the monthly report.
(1) The AMDF contains only those NSNs/ management control numbers (MCNs),
which the Army has recorded as having user interest.
(a) The Federal Supply Catalog System assigns an NSN, a 13-digit
control number, to items-of-supply.
(b) National stock numbers provide a standard control number for use in
requisitioning, inventory management, issuing, and all other aspects of the Federal Supply
(c) The NSN is broken down into two basic segments. The first four
digits consist of a Federal Supply Class which corresponds to a general type or grouping
of material. The final nine digits are called the National Item Identification Number (NIIN).
They are assigned to a particular item-of-supply and are not duplicated anywhere in the
Federal Supply System. The NIIN is broken down into a two digit country code and a non-
significant seven digit number. The country codes for the United States (US) are 00 and 01.
Germany's country code is 12. Refer to figure 1-1.