NODEA DLR collection, consolidation, and trans-
shipment point (does not perform validation of part
number/drawing to NSN). It may be operated by
freight agent (civilian contractor) or government
OPERATING TARGET (OPTAR)An estimate of
the money required by an operating ship, staff,
squadron, or other unit to perform the task and
OTHER SUPPLY OFFICER (OSO) TRANSFER
A transfer of Defense Business Operating Fund
material between two accountable officers.
PRINCIPAL ITEMA final combination of end
products, components, parts, or material that is
ready for its intended use. For example, ship,
aircraft, or truck.
PROCUREMENT QUALITY ASSURANCEThe
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 specifi-
cations of the material received and documented on
the DD Form 250, Material Inspection and
PROVISIONINGThe process of technical planning
necessary to establish the individual item support;
establishing minimum levels responsible for repair;
identifying support equipment requirements,
handbooks, manuals, and maintenance publica-
tions; 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
QUANTITY 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.
QUICKTRANSA scheduled cargo airlift system
using commercial air carriers under contract to the
RANDOM SAMPLING INVENTORYA 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.
RANGEThe number of different line items stocked.
To increase the stock range is to add new line items
REAL TIMEThe posting and processing of
transactions as they occur rather than by the batch.
RECONCILIATIONAn effort between two or more
activities, units, or work centers to bring a common
file into agreement.
RECOVERABILITY CODEThe third position of
the maintenance code, indicating the lowest level
authorized to condemn and dispose of an item.
REFERRAL ORDERAn 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 the demand.
REPAIRABLE ITEMA component or item that can
be returned to an RFI condition by use of repair parts
or by overhaul.
REPLACEMENT ITEMA 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 FILEA 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.
RESPONSIBLE OFFICERAn individual
appointed to exercise custody, care, and safe-
keeping of property book material. For stores
inventory afloat, the division officer, LCPO, or LPO
is normally assigned this responsibility.
RETROGRADEAny movement of material that is
being returned to supply or maintenance activities
SECURITY CLEARANCEA security clearance is
a determination made that an individual is eligible
for access to classified information up to a specific