for a period of time without aumgmentation. It is
set half-way between the safety level and stockage
objective. That is, the safety level plus one-half
of the operating level.
BACKORDERA requisition that cannot be filled
by the supply activity from current stock that is
being held until additional stock is received.
BACKORDER RECONCILIATION REQUEST
A request from a supply some to a requisitioner
to compare requisitions held on backorder by the
supply source with those carried as outstanding by
BACKORDER RECONCILIATION RESPONS
Reply to a reconciliation request advising the
supplier to hold the backorder until it can be
supplied or to cancel it.
BILL OF LADINGA document that acknowledges
receipt of material by a commercial carrier. It
serves as a contract between the shipping activity
(U.S. Government) and the carrier for carriage of
BREAKOUTThe act of taking stock from bulk
storerooms for issue, transfer, or sale.
CANCELLATIONA total or partial discontinu-
ance of supply action requested by the
requisitioner and confirmed by the supplier.
CARGOItems of supplies, materials, stores,
baggage, or equipment (gear) that are transported
as freight. This is in contrast to those items that
are transported as part of passenger movements.
CARRIED ITEMSStocked items on which the
supply department maintains stock records
showing current on-hand stock balances.
CARRIERThis term includes railroads, small
parcel carriers, freight forwarders, motor carriers,
barge and steamship carriers, air carriers, pipeline
companies, and the Navys all cargo contract
airlift system (QUICKTRANS).
CHARGEABLE ACTIVITYThe activity for
which an expenditure represents a cost of
C O G N I Z A N C E ( C O G ) S Y M B O L A t w o -
character symbol that designates the stores
account in which a type of material is carried and
the responsible inventory control point.
COMBINED ACCOUNTABILITYRefers to the
operating procedures to be followed when the
ships store retail outlet and bulk storerooms are
operated by the same person.
COMMON CARRIERUnder U.S. law, this is a
person or a comany engaged in the business of
transporting passengers or property for
CONSIGNEEThe activity or person designated to
receive the shipment of material.
CONSIGNORThe activity or person shipping the
material. The consignor enters into the bill of
lading contract with the carrier.
designated as equipage or repair parts. Examples
are administrative and housekeeping items,
common tools, paints, cognizance symbol 11
forms. When material is to be used for
accomplishing maintenance actions, it is
considered consumable for procurement
CONSUMPTION DOCUMENTA form used to
record and/or report shipboard issue of material.
Consumption occurs at the time material is issued
regardless of when it is used. The NAVSUP Form
1250-1 is the consumption document used by
most nonautomated ships. The DD Form 1348 is
the consumption document used by most
CONTRACT CARRIERUnder U.S. law, a person
or company other than a common carrier who,
under special and individual contracts or
agreements, transports passengers or property for
CONTROLLED EQUIPAGESelected items of
equipage that require increased management
control due to high cost, vulnerability to pilferage,
or essentiality to the ships mission. Controlled
equipage (e.g., life preservers, gas masks,
binoculars, and firearms) generally is carried on
board in allowance quantities only. It requires
special inventory control. Items classified as
controlled equipage are listed in the NAVSUP
COSALCoordinated Shipboard Allowance List.
Contains nomenclature and nameplate data on
equipment, identification data for repair parts, and
designates the allowance of repair parts to be
stocked in supply storerooms.