Brochure | Feb. 18, 2022

Self-Help Tools Side-by-Side Comparison

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FLIS Resource Tools Side by Side Comparison
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FLIS Resource Tools Side by Side Comparison
FLIS Resource Tools Side by Side Comparison
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The National Stock Number

A National Stock Number (NSN) is simply the official label applied to an item of supply that is repeatedly procured, stocked, stored, issued and used throughout the federal supply system.

During NSN assignment, a wide range of logistics data is assembled to define the item of supply. This information includes the item name, manufacturer’s part number, unit price, characteristics, shelf life and information associated with how to dispose of the item when requirements are no longer needed.

The NSN is officially recognized by the United States government, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and any international partners around the world.

Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) data is unrestricted information for each National Stock Number (NSN) in the Federal Catalog System (FCS). FLIS forms the foundation for all logistics information systems and is the catalog of more than sixteen million Supply Items used by the U.S. Government and international partners. Below are resources that can be Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) data.

Federal Logistics (FED LOG)

FED LOG provides users the ability to access and query FLIS data during instances when internet connectivity is not available. FED LOG provides essential information about items of supply to include the NSN, Approved Item Name, Manufacturers and Distributor information, to include Part Numbers, Freight Data, Hazardous Materiel Indicators, Interchangeable and Substitution data, Acquisition Advice Code (AAC) and Unit Price, Physical and Performance Characteristics along with service specific management data. FED LOG is available for download by .mil or .gov customers with NIPRNET access via FedMall http://www.fedmall.mil under the tools menu.
For more information, please visit:
https://www.dla.mil/does/fedlog

Web Federal Logistics Information System (WebFLIS)

WebFLIS is a tool that provides essential information about supply items including the NSN, the item name and company data (including part numbers), through a web interface connected to Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) data. This information is primarily used by DLA, military services, and United States Government sponsored contractors doing business with the U.S. Government. WebFLIS data is updated multiple times a day. WebFLIS has additional tabs such as Advanced Characteristics Search, Medical, Weapon System and a Bill of Material (BOM)/Sets, Kits and Outfits (SKO) to allow users to narrow down searches using specific filtering and clear text supply codes with the ability to translate.
For more information, please visit: 
https://www.dla.mil/does/webflis

Public Logistics (PUB LOG)

PUB LOG is intended for use by the public who require National Stock Number (NSN) and other publicly releasable cataloging information including Federal Supply Classification (FSC) data and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes. PUB LOG can be downloaded from the FLIS e-Reading Room. Updated products with complete datasets are uploaded on the 1st of every month. All proprietary data and service unique data on the NSN is excluded. Most public and contractor requirements are satisfied through PUB LOG tool and the download contains both the classic version and the new, user friendly “IMD2” version. Contractors that require FED LOG data are able to download from FedMall, if they have a CAC and access to the government NIPRNet.

To visit the FLIS e-Reading room, please visit: https://www.dla.mil/HQ/InformationOperations/LogisticsInformationServices/FOIAReading/

Total Item Record (TIR) and Cataloging Terms PUB LOG FED LOG WebFLIS
Acquisition Advice Code (AAC) Yes Yes Yes
Acquisition Method Code (AMC) Yes  Yes Yes
Acquisition Method Suffix Code (AMSC) Yes  Yes Yes
Air Force Management Control Data Yes Yes Yes
Army Management Control Data Yes Yes Yes
Army Master Data File (AMDF) No Yes No

Authorized Item Identification Data Collaborator Code (AUTH-COLLAB)

Yes Yes Yes

Authorized Item Identification Data Receiver Code (AUTH-RCVR)

Yes Yes Yes
CAGE Code Yes  Yes Yes
CAGE Status Yes Yes Yes
Characteristics – Master Requirement Code (MRC) Yes Yes Yes
Characteristics (clear text) Yes Yes Yes
Class of Supply (COS) Subclass No Yes No
Common Name (Colloquial) Yes Yes Yes
Controlled Inventory Item Code (CIIC) Yes Yes Yes
Criticality Code (CRITL-CD) Yes No Yes
Demilitarization Code (DEMIL-CD) Yes Yes Yes
Demilitarization Integrity (DEMIL-INTG) Yes Yes Yes
Depot Source of Repair (DSOR) Yes Yes Yes
Disposal No Yes No
Distribution Standard System (DSS) Weight and Cube Yes Yes Yes
Document Availability Code (DAC) Yes Yes Yes

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) / Electromagnetic Interference (ESD-EMI) Code

Yes No Yes
End Item Application No Yes No
End Item Name No Yes Yes
Environmental Attribute Code (ENAC) Yes Yes Yes
Federal Supply Class (FSC) Yes Yes Yes
Federal Supply Group (FSG) Yes Yes Yes
Freight, FLIS Data (Segment Data) Yes Yes Yes
Hazardous Characteristics Code (HCC) Yes Yes Yes
Hazardous Materials Indicator Code (HMIC) Yes Yes Yes
Historical Data No Yes Yes
Integrated Materiel Manager (IMM) Yes No No
Interchangeability & Substitutability (I&S) Segment Data Yes Yes Yes
Item Identification (II) Code Yes Yes Yes
Item Identification Data Submitter (SUBMTR) Yes Yes Yes
Item Identification Guide (IIG/FIIG) Yes Yes Yes
Item Management Code (IMC) Yes Yes Yes
Item Management Coding Activity (IMCA) Yes Yes Yes
Item Name Yes Yes Yes
Item Name Code (INC) Yes Yes Yes
Item Standardization Code (ISC) Yes Yes Yes
Item Unique Identification (IUID) Code Yes Yes Yes
Jump to Code (JTC) Yes Yes Yes
Major Organizational Entry (MOE-CD) Code Yes Yes Yes
Major Organizational Entry (MOE-RL) Rule Yes Yes Yes
Management Control (MGMT-CTL) Data Yes Yes Yes
Management Futures FLIS Segment Data Yes Yes Yes
Marine Corps Management Control Data Yes Yes Yes
National Item Identification Number (NIIN) Yes Yes Yes
National Stock Number (NSN) Yes Yes Yes
Navy Corps Management Control Data Yes Yes Yes
Nomenclature No Yes Yes
No consumable Item Material Support Code (NIMSC) Yes Yes Yes
Nuclear Weapons Related Materiel (NWRM) Indicator No No No
Order of Use (OOU) Yes Yes Yes
Packaging, FLIS Segment Data Yes Yes Yes
Phrase Code (PHRASE-CD) Yes Yes Yes
Phrase Statement Yes Yes Yes
Precious Metals Indicator Code (PMIC) Yes Yes Yes
Primary Inventory Control Activity (PICA) Yes Yes Yes

Primary Inventory Control Activity (PICA) Level of Authority (LOA)

Yes Yes Yes
Quantity Unit Pack (QUP) Yes Yes Yes
Recoverability/Reparability Code Yes Yes Yes
Reference / Part Number (PN) Yes Yes Yes
Reference Number Action Activity Code (RNAAC) Yes Yes Yes
Reference Number Category Code (RNCC) Yes Yes Yes
Reference Number Variation Code (RNVC) Yes Yes Yes
Schedule-B Identification Code Yes Yes Yes
Secondary Inventory Control Activity (SICA) Yes Yes Yes

Secondary Inventory Control Activity (SICA) Level of Authority (LOA)

Yes Yes Yes
Shelf-Life Code (SLC) Yes Yes Yes
Source Maintenance Recoverability (SMR) Code No Yes No
Source of Supply (SOS) Yes Yes Yes
Special Material Indicator Code (SMIC) Yes Yes Yes
Standardization FLIS Segment Data Yes Yes Yes
Supplementary Collaborator (SUPP-COLLAB) Yes Yes Yes
Supplementary Receiver (SUPP-RCVR) Yes Yes Yes
Unit Issue (UI) Yes Yes Yes
Unit Price Yes Yes Yes
Using Service Code (USC) Yes Yes Yes
Weapon System Code (WSC) No Yes No

Weapon System Essentiality Code (WSEC) and Weapon System Name (WPN-SYS-NAME)

No No Yes
Weapons System Designator Code (WSDC) No No Yes

Logistics Operations offers comprehensive training and education on DLA products and services. Courses are offered via classroom instruction, as well as delivery by Computer Based Training (CBT), Web Based Training (WBT), Satellite/VTC Training, and Webinar. Tailored courses are developed to meet individual service or agency needs. 
Email: dla.tng@dla.mil
Web: https://www.dla.mil/HQ/LogisticsOperations/TrainingandReference/

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