Did supply form follow dinosaurs?
BETTER COME ALONG WITH US! AREN'T YOU OBSOLETE?
NOPE! RUMORS Of MY DEMISE HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED!
Please help clear up some confusion In our shop. For years, we've been Cold Co fill out a DD Form 13M8-6 when ordering parts that don't have NSNs on the AMDF. We're told to write in the Form's REMARKS field, "NSN not on AMDF."
Now we hear rumors that this process Is changing. Is a paper PP Form 13H8-6 still OK or has it gone online only? If it's an electronic Form now, has the name and number changed? Please tell us how to handle non-NSN requests.
Dear Sergeant DA.,
Units should continue to use local purchase procedures detailed in AR 710-2, Supply Policy Below the National Level, and DA Pam 710-2-1, Using Unit Supply System (Manual Procedures), unless otherwise instructed by their chain of command.
Although an electronic version of DD 1348-6 is available now, the DOD MILSTRIP administrator confirms the form number has not changed. You'll still need to give the completed form to your supply support activity accountable officer for processing.
Maybe the ever-evolving military supply system will someday offer a way lo order parts using UPNs (universal part numbers) instead of NSNs. Stay tuned!