COST ITEMSMaterial used in ships store service
activities (such as the barbershop or laundry) in
the performance of a service to patrons, and items
sold through cup-type vending machines.
CRITICAL ITEMAn item essential to the
operational readiness of a ship or aircraft. It is in
short supply in system stocks (or expected to for
an extended period of time). Lists of critical
items, with reporting instructions, are distributed
periodically by inventory managers (ASO and
SSPO) to designated ashore and afloat activities.
The term may also be used afloat to refer to high
usage, bulky consumables (e.g., never out items
such as rags, toilet paper, etc.) that, because of
space constraints, must be replenished at every
CUBEThe amount of space occupied by an item to
be shipped. It is normally expressed in cubic feet
to the nearest tenth. The cube of an item is
determined by multiplying the length times the
width times the height.
CUSTODYResponsibility for the care, stowage,
use, and records of Navy material.
D E F E N S E T R A N S P O R T A T I O N S Y S T E M
(DTS)Consists of military controlled terminal
facilities; Military Airlift Command (MAC)
controlled aircraft; Military Sealift Command
(MSC) controlled or arranged sealift; and
government-owned or controlled air or land
DEMANDThe total quantity of an item that has
been used during a specific period of time. A
request for a not carried item to be procured. An
issue of a stock item.
DEMAND-BASED ITEM (DBI)Peacetime
operating stock (POS) items.
DIRECT TURNOVER (DTO) MATERIALAny
consumable, repair part, or equipage item ordered
from sources external to the ship for DTO to the
using department for immediate or planned use.
DLADefense Logistics Agency Supply System.
Management responsibility and control of items
in common use by all military services.
DOCUMENT IDENTIFIER-A three-digit code
that identifies the purpose of a MILSTRIP
DODPMDepartment of Defense Military Pay and
DTGDate/Time Group. The identifying number
assigned to naval messages by the originator. It
consists of the date, time, month, and year.
DTODirect Turnover. Material ordered to fill an
immediate requirement and issued to the
requesting department upon receipt.
DUNNAGEMaterial (such as lumber or burlap)
used in stowing material to provide protection to
both the material and the ship.
EICEquipment Identification Code. A seven-digit
alphanumeric code used to identify an equipment
or its components or parts for the Maintenance
Data Collection System.
ENDURANCEThe period of time required for a
ship to use a definite quantity of supplies.
END-USERefers to the final accounting for
material when it is issued from a stems account
with a charge to operating finds.
EQUIPAGEItems of a durable nature that are not
consumed in use and are essential to the ships
An allowed quantity is usually
determined on an individual ship basis and is
contained in an APL, AEL, or similar list. Does
not include mechanical, electrical, ordnance, or
electronic equipments, components, or systems.
Equipage items are identified with end use
applications aboard ships to the extent that an
allowed quantity of the item can be determined on
an individual ship basis. Equipage items
comprise the greater majority of items listed in the
AELs and Part IIIB of the COSAL. Chargeable
items of equipage are identified in procurement,
receipt, and consumption documents by the letter
E in the second position of the applicable fund
code (See NAVSO P-3013).
EQUIPMENTEquipment includes any functional
unit of hull, mechanical, electrical, electronic, or
ordnance-type material that is operated by itself or
as a component of another system or subsystem,
It is identified by a Component Identification
Number (CID) or similar number.
EQUIPMENT AND EQUIPAGE REPLACE-
MENT FUNDED BY TYPE COMMANDER
AS CONTROLLED EQUIPAGEDurable,
high-priced, and essential items of equipment and
equipage not designated as controlled equipage.
They are replaced only during a ships regular
overhaul. Replacements of such items (e.g.,
anchors, shots of chain, chain stoppers, binnacles,