a series of vertical lines and spaces that provide
coded information. These codes are read and
interpreted by special scanning equipment referred
to as Logistics Applications of Automated Marking
and Reading Symbols (LOGMARS).
BLANKET PURCHASE AGREEMENTA
simplified procedure of establishing charge
accounts with qualified sources of supply to cover
anticipated small purchases of the same general
BREAKOUTThe process of removing stock
material from a storercmm for issue, transfer, or sale.
BROAD ARROWA program to identify an urgently
required test bench item. This program is outlined
in NAVSUPINST 5442.2.
CARCASS VALUEThe value of the repairable
NRFI carcass. This value is equal to the difference
between the standard price and net price. Example:
standard price of ,000 less net price of ,000
equals carcass value of ,000.
CARCASSA not ready for issue (NRFI) repairable
component that requires turn-in to a repair facility
or designated overhaul point.
CAUSATIVE RESEARCHAn in-depth investiga-
tion of specific physical inventory discrepancies to
determine why they occurred so corrective action
can be taken. This consists of a complete review of
all transactions, locations updates, previous
adjustments, and suspended or erroneous
documentation within the allowable look-back
period (normally 365 days).
COMBAT LOGISTICS FORCE (CLF)Ships
assigned for the purpose of relieving deployed fleet
units from direct dependency on shore bases for
supply support. To accomplish this, the CLF
provides items of known military essentiality and
those in greatest demand by deployed fleet units.
CONSOLIDATED REMAIN-IN-PLACE LISTA
listing that identifies those intermediate-level
(I-level) and depot-level (D-level) repairable that
are authorized to remain in an aircraft until a
serviceable item is received from supply.
CONTROLLED EQUIPAGEItems of equipage
that require special management control because
the material is designated as control by fleet/type
commander or commanding officer, the material is
essential for the protection of life, or it is relatively
valuable and easily converted to personal use.
CONVERSATION CODEAn alphanumeric code
that identifies a specific procedure to be performed
COST CODEA 12-position number to classify
accounting transactions by providing the 8-position
Julian date and serial number from a requisition and
a 2-position fund code. The cost code is always
preceded by 2 zeros on accounting data entries to
make up the 12 positions.
CRITICAL ITEMAn item essential to the opera-
tional readiness of a ship or aircraft and in short
supply in system stocks (or expected to be) for an
extended pried of time.
CUSTODYThe physical possession of material and
the assumption of responsibility against its
improper usage and loss.
DESIGNATED OVERHAUL POINTA depot-
level rework facility assigned the technical and
overhaul responsibility for designated weapons
DUE-IN FROM MAINTENANCE (DIFM)Depot-
level repairable (DLR) assets that are inducted into
the aircraft intermediate maintenance department
(AIMD) and are expected to be placed in stock upon
completion of repair.
EQUIPAGEItems that require management control
afloat because of high unit cost, vulnerability to
pilferage, or essentiality to the ships mission.
Chargeable items of equipage are identified in
procurement, receipt, and other documents by the
letter E in the second position of the applicable
FINANCIAL LIABILITYThe statutory obligation
of an individual to reimburse the government for
lost, damaged, or destroyed government property as
a result of negligence or abuse.
FREQUENCY OF DEMANDThe number of times
that an item is requested during a specific period of
time regardless of the quantity requested or issued.
GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADINGA trans-
portation contract between a commercial carrier and
the U.S. Government. The Standard Form 1103
provides delivery instructions to the carrier while
the Standard Form 1103B serves as a receipt
document for the consignee.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION
SYSTEMA system that provides accurate,
information to both fleet and shore
on the procurement, use, transportation,