REVIEW 1 QUESTIONS
What is an NSN?
What is the Afloat Shopping Guide and how does
it help supply personnel?
Learning Objectives: Recognize the procedures to
requisition supplies and material through the Navy
supply system. Recall the purpose of MILSTRIP.
Recognize the documents used to order material. Recall
the purpose of UMMIPS. Recall how the priority
designator is determined. Recognize the purpose of the
various types of CASREPs. Recall the purpose of MTR
Once you have determined that a replacement part is
required and you have its NSN, you are ready to order
the part. In the Navy, this process is called procurement.
Procurement is the process of obtaining materials
and services to support the operation of an activity. The
two basic methods of procurement in the Navy are by
requisition and by purchase.
As a division supply petty officer or perhaps as a
work center supervisor, you will play an important role
in the procurement of materials and services. If you are
in one of these positions, you will be required to decide
the necessity of material requested by the work center
supervisors in your division or by your own
subordinates. You also must know if the material is
authorized for use by your command, division, or work
center. In addition, you must determine the importance
of the material over other material and properly assign a
priority designation. As a supply petty officer or work
center supervisor, you will be the principal adviser to
your division leading chief petty officer and division
officer on all matters of procurement at the division
REQUISITIONING AND ISSUE
A requisition is a request for materials or services.
The most common method of requisitioning materials is
through a DoD system known as the Military Standard
Requisitioning and Issue Procedure (MILSTRIP).
As the name implies, MILSTRIP is used for the
transactions must take place between the time a
requisition is submitted and the material is received.
Some of these transactions include the furnishing of
redistribution orders, referral orders, and cancellation
requests. Such transactions are all an integral part of the
With the exception of certain classes of material,
MILSTRIP is used for ordering material through the
listed in Operating Procedures Manual for
MILSTRIP/MILSTRAP, NAVSUP P-437.
MILSTRIP requisitioning is based upon coded,
single line item (one stock number) documents. Several
types of documents are used to order material. The most
commonly used documents are as follows:
NAVSUP Form 1250-1
DD Form 1348
DD Form 1348-6
DD Form 1149
Under certain circumstances, requisitions may be
submitted either by message or by letter.
The following paragraphs describe the purpose and
basic requirements for the forms just mentioned.
Complete information concerning the preparation of
these documents is contained in NAVSUP P-485.
NAVSUP Form 1250-1 (fig. 7-9) is used as a
consumption document by all forces and as a MILSTRIP
requisitioning/issuing document by nonautomated ships
of the submarine forces. The form is used primarily for
procuring materials or services. Submarine tenders or