scheduled inventory program and a measure of the
frequent usage. PEB items are expended from
stock record accuracy for a segment of material
supply department records and placed in locations
based on the physical count of a specified number
conveniently available to maintenance personnel.
of randomly selected items within the segment.
PRESERVATION--The application of appropriate
RANGE--The number of different line items stocked.
To increase the stock range is to add new line items
PRIORITY DELIVERY DATE--The maximum
RATION--One day's legal allowance of food for one
standard delivery date for requested material based
on date and priority of the requisition.
READY SERVICE SPARES (RSS)--Repair parts
PRIORITY--A numerical designation, assigned to a
and spares designated by Hardware Systems
requisition by the requisitioner, which is used to
Commands (HSCs) during Maintenance
establish processing time for the requisition and
Engineering Analysis (MEA) to be stored in or
anticipate delivery time for the material.
near certain equipments for troubleshooting and
PROCUREMENT QUALITY ASSURANCE--The
for effecting rapid equipment/system repairs. A
act of a qualified technician inspecting and
ready service spare will appear in the COSAL.
certifying material acceptability for shipments
This item may also appear in the SNSL as a
received directly from a contractor. The inspection
storeroom item if usage warrants backup support.
requires the technician to verify the original
REAL TIME--The posting and processing of
purchase contract specifications against the
transactions as they occur rather than by the batch.
specifications of the material received and
documented on the DD Form 250, Material
RECONCILIATION--An effort between two or
Inspection and Receiving Report.
more activities, units, or work centers to bring a
common file into agreement.
PROCUREMENT--The act of obtaining materials
RECOVERABILITY CODE--The third position of
the maintenance code, indicating the lowest level
PROJECT CODE--A three-character code used on
authorized to condemn and dispose of an item.
requisitions to identify the purpose for which the
material is ordered.
REFERENCE NUMBER--A number used to
identify a repair part. It may be a manufacturer's
P ROV I S I O N I N G -- T h e p r o c e s s o f t e c h n i c a l
part number, a drawing number, or a specification
planning necessary to establish the individual item
or standards number.
support; establishing minimum levels responsible
for repair; identifying support equipment
REFERRAL ORDER--An order used between
requirements, handbooks, manuals, and
NSDs, NSCs, IMs, and other managers in the
maintenance publications; determining the basic
supply distribution system. Its purpose is to pass
factory and field training requirements; and
requisitions for continued supply action when the
providing for the establishment of inventory
initial activity cannot fill the demand.
management records. This process takes place
REORDER POINT--The stock position that signals
when new equipment is purchased.
the need to initiate replenishment action. It
QUANTITY DEFICIENCY REPORT (QDR)--A
includes the sum of stocks represented by the
report used to report quality deficient material to
safety level and the order and shipping time
activities responsible for the design, development,
(equivalent to "low limit").
purchasing, supply, maintenance, and contract
REPAIR PART--A manufactured and replaceable
administration so that the cause of the deficiency
part or assembly for a piece of machinery or
can be determined, deficiencies can be corrected,
equipment. Items, including modules and
and action to prevent recurrence can be initiated.
c o n s u m a b l e - t y p e m a t e r i a l s , t h a t h ave a n
RANDOM SAMPLING INVENTORY--A method
equipment application and appears in an
of determining the current inventory accuracy
Allowance Parts List (APL), Stock Number
level whether or not there is a need for a total item
Sequence List (SNSL), Integrated Stock List
count. It is considered to be part of the annual
(ISL), Naval Sea Systems Command drawings, or