e. Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM).
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable,
The FSCM is a 5-digit numeric code listed in SB 708-42
condemn and dispose at the general support level.
which is used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or
Reparable item. When beyond lower level repair
Government agency, etc.
capability, return to depot. Condemnation and
disposal not authorized below depot level.
f. Description. Indicates the Federal item name
and, if required, a minimum description to identify the item.
Repair, condemnation, and
The physical security classification of the item is indicated
disposal not authorized below depot/ specialized
by the parenthetical entry (insert applicable physical security
repair activity level.
classification abbreviation, e.g., Phy
Sec C1 (C)-
Confidential, Phy Sec C1 (S)-Secret, Phy Sec C1 (T)-Top
Item requires special handling or condemnation
Secret). Items that are included in kits and sets are listed
procedures because of specific reasons (i.e.,
below the name of the kit or set with the quantity of each
precious metal content, high dollar value, critical
item in the kit or set indicated in the quantity incorporated in
material or hazardous material).
unit column. hen the part to be used differs between serial
directives for specific
numbers of the same model, the effective serial numbers
are shown as the last line of the description. In the Special
Tools List, the initial basis of issue (BOI) appears as the last
c. National Stock Number (NSN). Indicates the
line in the entry for each special tool, special Test,
NSN assigned to the item and which will be used for
Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE), and
When density of
equipments supported exceeds density spread indicated in
d. Part Number. Indicates the primary number
the BOI, the total authorization is increased accordingly.
used by the manufacturer (individual, company, firm,
corporation, or Government activity), which controls the
g. Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the standard of
design and characteristics of the item by means of its
the basic quantity of the listed item as used in performing
engineering drawings, specifications,
the actual maintenance function.
inspection requirements to identify an item or range of
expressed by a two- character alphabetical abbreviation
(e.g., ea, in, pr, etc). When the unit of measure differs from
the unit of issue, the lowest unit of issue that will satisfy the
required units of measure will be requisitioned.
When a stock numbered item is requisitioned, the item
received may have a different part number than the part