NSN Assignment Process Flow Guide

Base/Unit Level Acquisition

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Military unit identifies requirement for an item

Question: Is the Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code and part number (PN) stock listed?

If Yes:
Requisition existing National Stock Number (NSN) from service supply system.

If No:
Base/Unit supply section submits a DD Form 1348-6 requisition using the manufacturer’s CAGE & PN.

Question: Would the Base/Unit purchasing authority like to do a local purchase?

If Yes:
An NSN is not always necessary for acquisition, though it can make it easier for a unit to order. Ordering using MILSTRIP may take higher authority and can cause delays. A unit can also do a one-time buy for an item or set up a revolving contract with a vendor to fulfill requirements.

Note: As an alternative to establishing an NSN for materials, vendors can upload their items to FedMall for ease of buying with unit issued government purchase cards.

If No:
The Base/Unit authority will forward the CAGE & PN requisition to their service logistics command.

Question: Does the military service deem an NSN is necessary?

If Yes:
Military Service logistics command sends the cataloging request for the NSN assignment to Logistics Information Services.

If No:
The item will not have an NSN assigned. Contact your logistics command

LOGSA Logistics & Engineering Center (LEC):
https://www.logsa.army.mil/lec/
E-mail: usarmy.redstone.logsa.mbx.tsb-smartdesk@mail.mil

AMC Organizational Structure - Major Subordinate commands
https://www.army.mil/info/organization/

Marine Corps Logistics Command
http://www.logcom.marines.mil/
800-952-3352
E-mail:
smblogcomwsmcwipddmt@usmc.mil

NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support
(Philadelphia / Mechanicsburg)

https://www.navsup.navy.mil/public/navsup/wss/

Global Distance Support Center (GDSC)
Toll Free: 877-4-1-TOUCH (877-418-6824), option 1, option 1.
DSN: 510-428-6824, option 1, option 1.
E-mail:
gdsc@navy.mil

Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC):
http://www.afsc.af.mil/
AFSC Fact Sheet:
http://www.afsc.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/

DLA Customer Interaction Center (DLA CIC)
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Visit us at:
http://www.dla.mil/HQ/InformationOperations/LogisticsInformationServices.aspx

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Revised January 2018

 






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