. Other locally assigned numbers
The NICN is a 13-digit number that identifies an
item of supply. It is composed of the following parts:
Federal Supply Classification (FSC) code
(numbers that occupy the first four digits of the
Navy Item Control (NIC) number code (letters
that occupy the 5th and 6th position)
Serial number (alphanumeric and occupies the
7th through the 13th position)
The NIC number males that you must be familiar
with are listed in table 3-4. These codes differentiate the
types of NICN. Refer to Appendix 2 of NAVSUP P-437
for additional information.
Permanent LL Coded NICNs
The NICNs with LL in the 5th and 6th positions
and a C in the 7th position mean that the ICPs or other
Navy item managers (including field activities)
assigned them. Its purpose is to identify and monitor
nonstocked items that are not expected to have enough
demand to qualify for NSN assignment. The NICNs are
assigned to permit the maintenance of a complete and
uniform inventory control point weapons system file. It
Table 3-4.-Navy Item Control Codes
is also used to ensure that selected items are considered
for inclusion in future allowance lists. Stock points
must purchase items identified by this type of NICN.
Stock points currently do not have the capability to
translate permanent LL coded NICNs to applicable
CAGES and part numbers. The items are requisitioned
by using the DD 1348-6 format (part number
Temporary LL Coded NICNs
Temporary NICNs are used to identify and control
items pending assignment of NSN by the Defense
Logistics Services Center (DLSC). These NICNs
enables the item manager to establish and maintain
automated file records, to ease procurement action, and
to maximize automated processing of requisitions.
The cognizant item managers review the temporary
NICNs periodically to convert them to NSN or to delete
the ones that are no longer required. When a requisition
identifies an item by a temporary NICN that has been
converted to an NSN the status card will include the
new NSN in card columns 8 through 22 and status code
BG in card column 65-66. You should update the
stock/custody records and copies of outstanding
requisitions as soon as you receive this information.
The SPCC is responsible for maintaining NICN to NSN
cross-reference list (formerly FMSOs responsibility).
For activities that use FED-LOG, searching by NICN to
view the associated NSN is one of the options that can
be used during technical research.
Navy Activity Control Numbers
The Navy Activity Control (NAC) numbers are
locally assigned identification numbers. They identify
those items that did not qualify for stockage during the
provisioning process. These items do not have an
assigned NSN in the Federal Cataloging System.
Cataloging is anticipated for those items meeting the
The NAC numbering system was designed to
provide visibility for a large volume of part number
items stocked at field level activities. The system has
created a means for recording these items held at various
activities in excess of their immediate requirements.
Other activities can review the listing of all part number
requirements with the items listed in NAC-10 to reduce
duplication of stocking, buying, and manufacturing.
Each CONUS reporting activity in the Navy supply
distribution system submits all NAC numbers to the
Aviation Supply Office (ASO) on a quarterly basis.