Figure 5-14.-Shipment markings.
The second line is the CAGE code and part number.
The CAGE code identifies the company that has the
contract for the item. The part number identifies the
The third line contains the item description or
nomenclature of the item.
The fourth line is the quantity and unit of issue. A
nondefinitive unit of issue will have a quantitative
expression such as 1 RO (100 FT). This means one roll
contains 100 feet of material.
The fifth line contains the contract number/
purchase order number. This line includes the four-digit
delivery order or call number, when used.
The sixth line contains the level of protection and
date. For example, the A 10/92 means level A protection
(preservation) was provided in October 1992.
Unrelated items, such as mixed stock numbers or
items combined into a shipping container, will have
MULTIPACK markings. These markings include the
word MULTIPACK on the first line. The second line
contains the level of protection and the date of the
third line contains the gross weight and
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ADDRESS MARKINGS. The domestic ship-
ment address label contains the following minimum
The first line contains the control number or
reference number. As a minimum, it contains the
transportation control number (TCN) as the single
shipment identification number. The first line may also
contain the contract number, purchase order number, or
The TCN contains 17 characters. The purpose of
assigning a TCN is to control and manage every
shipment unit throughout the transportation pipeline.
The first three parts of the TCN for MILSTRIP
shipments are normally the requisition number. The
following paragraphs explain the breakdown of TCN.