A forklift truck with 2,000- or 4,000-pound
capacity and collapsed mast height of 83 inches or less
can be used for unloading trucks or containers. Before
using the forklift, ensure that the floor strength can
support the forklift and load. Also ensure that jacks are
in place to prevent the truck from upending.
Checking Incoming Material
Basic receiving actions include checking the
number of containers and inspecting for apparent
damage. Material should be tallied concurrently with
the unloading operation. If the quantity received
matches the shipping document, circle the quantity.
Annotate a discrepancy on the receipt document by
recording the actual count and circling the adjusted
quantity. Refer to NAVSUP P-485 and NAVSUP
Publication 1, Volume 2, for detailed procedures on
receipt inspection and verification.
Maintaining control of receipt documents is one of
the basic functions of receiving operations. Controls
can be made by using receipt logs, suspense files,
advance notice listings, and so forth. The flow of
receipt documents may vary from other activities.
However, receipt processing is not complete until the
receipt is posted to the appropriate record and filed.
TRANSPORTING MATERIAL TO
Before moving materials to storage, ensure they are
properly identified and marked, At a minimum,
material should be marked with the stock number,
nomenclature, quantity, and unit of issue. These
markings are required for material identification. Local
procedures may require additional markings such as the
receipt document number or location number. Aviation
depot level repairable may require other markings such
as the family group code or pool number. Properly
marked material will ensure accurate accounting,
issues, and easier inventory actions.
Moving material to storage is a continuation of
receiving, unloading, and receipt processing. Move
material by the quickest and moat economical means
available. Material movement is affected by the type of
material, required MHE, and the distance to the storage
area. Some of the equipment that can be used to move
the material are conveyors, tractor trailers, pallet jacks,
or by hand carts. A forklift truck is generally used to
transport material a short distance (less than 400 feet
This text describes the shipping procedures as they
pertain to storage operations. These procedures are
primarily involved with selecting the item, processing
the issue, and moving the material to transportation for
shipment. Refer to Military Standard Transportation
and Movement Procedures (MILSTAMP), DOD
4500.32-R, for specific shipping instructions.
Planning the Shipment
The effectiveness of shipping procedures depends
upon the accuracy of receipt records, proper storage,
and proper marking. Planning the shipping operations
should start when the material is received for storage.
Proper storage operation procedures should simplify
stock selection and expedite preparation for shipment.
Upon receipt of issue documents or material release
authorization, make plans to move the material. Before
moving the material for shipment, you should consider
the following factors:
Quantity, weight, and cube of material to be
Requirements for security, packing, shipment
marking, destination, manpower, and MHE.
Mode of transportation to be used.
Date required for release to transportation for
further shipment to consignee.
In most cases, storage personnel will receive and
use issue documents to select and move material in
stock. Copies of this document accompanies the
material for shipment.
Shipments must be properly
documented to prevent delay, misdirected shipment, or
loss of material. Hazardous material transportation
requires special manifests, which can only be prepared
by personnel trained to prepare hazardous material for
Material being shipped must be properly packed,
documented, marked, inspected, and assembled in the
In shore activities, materials for
shipment are assembled in an area designated for