to manage supplies and equipment. In small imaging
facilities and aboard ship, you may be assigned this
responsibility as the division supply petty officer.
Many Sailors are afraid of the Navy Supply System at
system. What is even more astonishing is that it is only
part of an enormous supply system that includes all of
the U.S. government and even provides services to
Allied Military Forces in NATO. Obtaining the
supplies you need from a system such as this is not easy.
This chapter provides you with some information and
insight into the supply system so you can approach it
with confidence. As a first step, you must know the
various sources from which supplies are procured.
are made under contract, purchased in wholesale lots,
and are sometimes bought as individual pieces by
various government agencies including the Navy.
own resources, the resources of other U.S. government
services, or on the resources of U.S. government
civilian agencies to fill your order. The supply system
must catalog every item available from the government
to accomplish this.
(NAVSUPSYSCOM). This command manages the
inventories of the types of supplies you use the most.
Navy inventory managers are responsible for assigned
groups or categories of items of supply. Navy inventory
managers include the systems commands and also
project managers, bureaus, offices, and inventory
control points (ICPs) under the command of
close by to ensure supplies are readily available to the
furnish supply support to fleet units, shore activities,
transient ships, and overseas bases. They do this by
procuring, receiving, storing, issuing, and shipping or
Agency (DLA), and General Services Administration
(GSA) controlled materials. The Defense Logistics
Agency manages supply items used commonly by each
of the military services. The following activities are
stock points for the Navy Supply System:
stock points to fill a supply order (fig. 5-1):
the item is not stocked at the center. FISC San Diego
then refers the requisition to NAVSUPSYSCOM.
records, and determines that the equipment is stocked
and available at FISC Oakland. NAVSUPSYSCOM
refers the requisition to them.
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