RELOCATION OF MATERIAL IN
Transfer of material between storerooms or to
different locations in the same storeroom will be
supervised by the leading storeroom Storekeeper, who
will make sure that
material is protected from loss or damage during
material is correctly stowed in the new location
new locations are promptly and accurately
recorded in the materials stock records (and
inventory/locator records if maintained).
TYPES AND QUANTITIES OF MATERIAL
In allocating available space, consideration must be
given to the categories of material that must be stowed
separately (e.g., ships stem stock food, clothing, bulk
consumables, repair parts), and the volume of stowage
space needed for the required quantities in each
In allocating stowage space, consideration must be
given to the physical characteristics of the material to
be stowed (i.e., weight and size, fragility, perishability,
flammability, susceptibility to theft, damage from heat
or moisture, and other properties that may affect the
safety of the ship or the crew).
The number, locations, shapes, and sizes of supply
department storerooms vary significantly in each type
of ship. Therefore, each supply officer must carefully
study the configuration and capacity of available
stowage spaces when determining the type and quantity
of material to be stowed in each. The location of
storeroom doors, hatches, stanchions, ventilation ducts,
overhead fixtures, and other structures must be
considered in planning the stowage layout.
Architectural obstructions are altered, when possible
and as necessary, to create additional space.
SPACE LAYOUT FACTORS
To the maximum extent that available space
permits, you must adhere to the following guidelines
when stowing general stems:
Locate heavy bulk materials in areas convenient
to hatches and materials-handling equipment.
This minimizes the physical effort required for
loading, stowage, and breakouts.
Locate light bulky material in storerooms with
high overhead clearances for maximum use of
Segregate unlike materials (e.g., hazardous vs
nonhazardous, classified vs unclassified, large
Locate frequently requested material, such as
selected item maintance (SIM) items, as close as
possible to the point of issue as possible, in a
storeroom that is convenient to maintenance
Locate shelf-life items in a readily accessible
area to facilitate periodic screening.
Install appropriate stowage aids in spaces where
they can be effectively used.
Provide for aisles at least 30 inches wide
between bins, racks, and/or cabinets.
Arrange materials with identification labels
facing outward to facilitate issues and inventory.
Avoid multiple locations for the same item.
Storerooms are outfitted with bins, racks, shelving,
and other stowage aids best suited for the types and
quantities of materials to be stowed. When installed
stowage aids need to be modified or relocated, or when
additionally required stowage aids must be
manufactured by a repair ship or shipyard, the supply
officer must submit an appropriate work, request to the
ships engineer officer in accordance with the Ships
Maintenance and Material Management (3-M) Manual
TYPES OF STOREROOMS
You will usually have the types of storerooms
main issue, bulk, and repair parts.
Main Issue Storeroom
The main issue storeroom is the place the supply
officer designates as the centralized distribution point
for most SIM and shelf-life items. Generally it is the
most readily accessible of all stock material stowage
spaces when watertight integrity restrictions are in