commanders to support the normal operating
SIM I T E M -- A n i t e m t h a t h a s ex p e r i e n c e d a
expenses of the fleet.
frequency of demand of two or more within the
past 6 months or has a predictable demand
SUPPLY AVAILABILITY--The period of time
frequency of two or more based on deployed or
assigned for the accomplishment of a supply
seasonal usage. (Similar to criteria for terms
"peacetime operating stock" and "demand-based
SUPPLY DISCREPANCY REPORT (SDR)--
items" used in automated ships.) Frequency of
Supply Discrepancy Report (SDR), Standard
demand is defined as the number of separate times
Form 364, which is used to report shipping or
an item is issued, regardless of the quantity of each
packaging discrepancies attributable to or the
responsibility of the shipper. This form is prepared
SIM--Selected Item Maintenance. An inventory
by the receiving activity.
control system by which maximum attention is
SUPPLY SOURCE CODE--Identifies the basis or
given to those items experiencing a high rate of
means of material availability at the time an item is
requested. It is a code that identifies previously
STANDARD UNIT PRICE--The price charged to a
issued material that is returned to the supply
customer for a DLR when there is no NRFI turn-in.
department in ready for issue (RFI) condition. The
supply source codes to be used are found in the
STOCK ARTICLE--A collection of like items
within a class.
SUPPLY SUPPORT CENTER--A single point of
STOCK FUNDED SHIPS--Ships in which the
contact between the supply department and the
inventory of general stores and repair parts is
ship's other departments to provide material
carried in NSA. The ship's OPTAR is charged
identification, requisition status, and stock status
when material is issued from supply storerooms to
the using departments.
SUPPLY SUPPORT--The materials and services
STOCK ITEM--Consists of each size or color, et
that are necessary for the operation of the ship and
cetera, of an article.
which are obtained from ashore activities or other
STOCK UNIT--The smallest quantity of a stock item
that can be issued.
S U RV E Y O F F I C E R -- A n i n d iv i d u a l w h o i s
S T O C K AG E O B J E C T I V E -- T h e m a x i m u m
appointed in writing by the approving official to
quantity of material to be maintained on hand to
conduct a survey when personal responsibility is
sustain current operations. It includes the sum of
s u s p e c t e d f o r l o s t g o v e r n m e n t p r o p e r t y.
stocks represented by the operating level and the
Individuals appointed must not be accountable or
responsible for or in anyway directly interested in
the property being surveyed.
STOWAGE--The act of physically storing material
properly so that it is protected from loss or damage,
SURVEY--The procedure used to expend material
as well as making sure that it will not cause any
from stock records and accounts when it is
hazard to the ship or its crew.
deteriorated, damaged, lost, missing, or otherwise
unavailable for its intended use.
SUBASSEMBLY--Two or more parts that form a
portion of an assembly or a unit replaceable as a
TARE WEIGHT--The weight of the container and
w h o l e , bu t h av i n g a p a r t o r p a r t s t h a t a r e
the material used for packing.
TRANSFER--An action that shifts custody and
SUBSTITUTE ITEM--An item authorized for
responsibility for material from one supply officer
one-time use in place of another item, based on a
to another supply officer or another activity.
specific application and request. Equivalent or
T R A N S P O R TAT I O N AC C O U N T C O D E S
interchangeable items are not included in the term
(TACs)--Four-position alphanumeric codes that
i d e n t i f y t h e s h i p m e n t o f m a t e r i a l t o N av y
SUPPLIES AND EQUIPAGE OPTAR (S&E)--The
operations and maintenance funds, procurement
term referring to funds granted to type
funds, and other Navy funds which ultimately