SUPPLY OVERHAULThe physical effort
involved in purifying and adjusting onboard
stocks and records to bring them into agreement
with the prescribed allowances, thereby
improving the supply readiness of the ship.
SUPPLY SOURCE CODEIdentifies the basis or
means of material availability at the time an item
is requested. It is a code that identifies previously
issued material that is returned to the supply
department in ready for issue (RFI) condition.
The supply source codes to be used are found in
the NAVSUP P-485.
SUPPLY SUPPORTThe materials and services
that are necessary for the operation of the ship and
which are obtained from ashore activities or other
SUPPLY SUPPORT CENTERA single point of
contact between the supply department and the
ships other departments to provide material
identification, requisition status, and stock status
SURVEYThe procedure used to expend material
from stock records and accounts when it is
deteriorated, damaged, lost, missing, or otherwise
unavailable for its intended use.
TARE WEIGHTThe weight of the container and
the material used for packing.
TCN FOR SHIPMENT UNITS IN CONSOLIDA-
TIONThe TCN assigned to control shipment
units in consolidation is the TCN of the shipment
unit having the earliest RDD, or earliest TCN date.
T R A N S P O R T A T I O N A C C O U N T C O D E S
(TACs)Four-position alphanumeric codes that
identify the shipment of material to Navy
operations and maintenance funds, procurement
funds, and other Navy funds which ultimately
reimburse the Navy Management Fund for
shipment charges. They must be shown on all
government bills of lading (GBLs), transportation
control and movement documents (TCMDs), and
other transportation documents that incur
obligations against the Navy Management Fund.
To find a TAC number, to MILSTAMP DOD
Regulation 4500.32R, Volume II.
TRANSPORTATION CONTROL NUMBERS
(TCNs)The basic element of the MILSTAMP
system. A number is assigned to each shipment
unit as the shipment control from origin to
TRANSPORTATION OFFICERSOfficers that
act as agents for the government in the execution
of contracts of carriage between carriers and the
government. They initiate and receive shipments
of property for which the government pays the
transportation charges or in which the government
has an interest.
TRANSFERAn action that shifts custody and
responsibility for material from one supply officer
to another supply officer or another activity.
TRUST FUNDA fund into which are deposited
receipts that are held in trust in accordance with
an agreement or legislative act and may be
expended only in accordance with the terms of
such trust or act.
UNIT IDENTIFICATION CODEA symbol
assigned by the Comptroller of the Navy to ships,
aircraft units, stations, and other activities or units
for purposes of identification on all accounting
documents and reports.
UNIT LOADAssembling of packages or items into
a single load, within a container, van, or palletized
so it can be moved unbroken from the source to
UNITIZED LOADA single item, or a number of
items packaged, packed, or arranged in such a way
that it can be handled as a single unit. Unitization
may be accomplished by placing the item or items
in a container, or by banding them securely
UNIT PACKAGEThe first tie, wrap, or container
applied to a single item or a quantity, or to a group
of items of a single stock number, that constitutes
a complete or identifiable package.
USAGE DATAPast experience figures showing the
rate of issue for specific items of stock.
VALIDATION, EQUIPMENTSee equipment