NSN Assignment Process Flow Guide
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Base/Unit Level Acquisition

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

AESIP Enterprise Portal Support
Email: usarmy.redstone.logsa.mbx.service-desk@mail.mil
Toll Free: 1-866-211-3367 - Commercial: 256-955-7716 CONUS DSN: 312-645-7716 - OCONUS DSN: 312-645-7716

U.S. Army Material Command Logistics Data Analysis Center
https://www.logsa.army.mil/web2/resources/documents/org2.pdf (Non DLA Site)

Propose a Technology or Equipment Item - NSN Assignment Request PEO Soldier - Soldier Enhancement Program https://www.peosoldier.army.mil/Resources/Soldier-Enhancement-Program/ (Non DLA Site)

Marine Corps Logistics Command
http://www.logcom.marines.mil/ (Non DLA Site)
E-mail: smblogcomwsmcwipddmt@usmc.mil

NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support
(Philadelphia / Mechanicsburg)

https://www.navsup.navy.mil/public/navsup/wss/ (Non DLA Site)

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/ (Non DLA Site)

AFMCMAN 23-3, Submit Base 86 in D043/D143C Reason Code:
1- Request for New NSN Assignment
2- Adoption of Non-AF Used NSN
6- Reinstate a canceled NSN

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Revised January 2020





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