squadron, or other unit to perform the task and
OPERATIONAL SUPPORT INVENTORY (OSI)
The range and depth of material required to
support a planned aircraft program at a given
site. It consists of a fixed allowance for field
level repairable, depot level repairable, and an
operating level of stock for consumables.
ORDER AND SHIPPING TIME (O&ST) The time
between the submittal of requisition to the time
of receipt of material. The O&ST is applicable
to material only within the supply system.
OTHER SUPPLY OFFICER (OSO) TRANSFER A
transfer of Defense Business Operations Fund
material between two accountable officers.
PRINCIPAL ITEM-A final combination of end
products, components, parts, or material that is
ready for its intended use. For example, ship,
aircraft, or truck.
PROCUREMENT QUALITY ASSURANCE The
act of a qualified technician in inspecting and
certifying material acceptability for shipments
received directly from a contractor. The
inspection requires the technician to verify the
original purchase contract specifications against
the specifications of the material received and
documented on the DD Form 250, Material
Inspection and Receiving Report.
PROVISIONING The process of technical planning
necessary to establish the individual item
support;establishing minimum levels responsible
for repair; identifying support equipment
handbooks, manuals, and
maintenance publications; determining the basic
factory and field training requirements; and
providing for the establishment of inventory
management records. This process takes place
when new equipment is purchased.
QUALITY DEFICIENCY REPORT (QDR) A
report used to report quality deficient material
to activities responsible for the design,
development, purchasing, supply, maintenance,
and contract administration so that the cause of
the deficiency can be determined, deficiencies
can be corrected, and action to prevent
recurrence can be initiated.
RANDOM SAMPLING INVENTORY A method of
determining the current inventory accuracy level
whether or not there is a need for a total item
count. It is considered to be part of the annual
scheduled inventory program and a measure of
the stock record accuracy for a segment of
material based on the physical count of a
specified number of randomly selected items
within the segment.
RANGE The number of different line items
stocked. To increase the stock range is to add
new line items to stock.
REAL TIME The posting and processing of
transactions as they occur rather than by the
RECONCILLATION An effort between two or
more activities, units, or work centers to bring a
common file into agreement.
RECOVERABILITY CODE The third position of
the maintenance code indicating the lowest level
authorized to condemn and dispose of an item.
REFERRAL ORDER An order used between
supply stock points, item managers, and other
managers in the supply distribution system. Its
purpose is to pass requisitions for continued
supply action when the initial activity cannot fill
REPAIRABLE ITEM A component or item that
can be returned to an RFI condition by use of
repair parts or by overhaul.
REPLACEMENT ITEM A different item supplied
as a spare or repair part in place of the original
part. Replacement items are not necessarily
interchangeable with the items they replace.
REPORT OF DISCREPANCY (ROD) Used to
report shipping or packaging discrepancies
attributable to the activity that shipped the
material. This is reported on Standard Form
364, which is prepared by the receiving activity.
REQUISITION STATUS FILE A file that contains
records used to record a history of incoming and
outgoing status changes and other requisition
actions, such as cancellations, modifications, and
material obligation validations.