include either unit price or total price information.
Consequently an advance price adjustment is done on
the basis of status information that has been sent to the
ship for some reason. The requisition Storekeeper can
spot price changes by comparing the unit price shown
on the status card or message with the unit price shown
on the corresponding DD Form 1348 hardback copy
that is filed in the Material outstanding File. Since
advance action is limited to price differences of $100 or
more, many requisition Storekeepers only make this
comparison when the unit price on the status card or
message is $25 or more. The steps for adjusting the
Requisition/OPTAR Log are found in NAVSUP P-485.
An illustration of posting advance price adjustments is
in figure 10-9.
When material is received aboard, the actions taken
by the OPTAR recordskeeper depends upon the nature
of the type of receipt. Before any action is taken, the
recordskeeper must recognize the type of receipt.
Figure 10-10 shows the normal shipboard flow of
Figure 10-9.-Posting advance price adjustments.