2 Feb Cataloging Handbook H6, the alphabetic index of item names, includes a reference to FSC following each Approved Item Name. Changes to. 7 May This Federal Item Identification Guide for Supply Cataloging is issued under the . appear in Cataloging Handbook H6, applicable to this FIIG. The Federal Item Name Directory Search Tool is a logistics web tool developed to search for items of supply by name. Federal Item Name Directory provides.

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The FSC is a commodity classification designed to serve the functions of supply and is sufficiently comprehensive in scope to permit the classification of all items cataloging handbook h6 personal property.

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The first two digits of the code number identify the group, and the last two digits of the code number identify the classes within cataloging handbook h6 group. For example, Saudi Arabia has produced Arabic versions of both handbooks. A FIIG is a document used to identify an item by describing its attributes or characteristics in coded format cataloging handbook h6 differentiate it from other items of supply and to establish the supplementary data necessary for logistics management.

Where appropriate, the main inclusions and exclusions, which delimit the coverage of a particular class, are shown immediately following the title for the class.


Many participating nations maintain versions of these handbooks in their own national languages. Groups 21, 27, 33, 50, 57, 64, 82, 86, 90, 92, 97, and 98 are currently unassigned.

In most instances gaps have been left within each group, between the numbers assigned to adjacent classes, to permit the insertion of new classes in logical sequence, when neces- sary, cataloging handbook h6 of technological advances or to accomplish other desirable additions and changes. Code numbers are so assigned as cataloging handbook h6 make it possible to expand the number of groups and classes as that cataloging handbook h6 necessary.

The H2 is available on the WWW at http: The following list offers a few examples of the tools that are essential to the success of the NCS. The code reflects the source and location of technical documentation for an item. The structure of the FSC, as presently established, consists of 78 groups, which are subdivided into classes.

The United States is the proponent for the official naming and classification standards. Definitions of each name are also included.

Cataloging Tools Maintenance “Cataloging tools” are the supporting reference publication and data files which support operation of the NCS. This publication is available on the WEB at www.

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It maintains these codification system support files at each NCB by scheduled electronic update. It is necessary to record each manufacturer’s names against codified items.

Revisions are produced as required. The FSC utilizes a four-digit coding structure. In order to accomplish this, groups and classes have been established for the universe of commodities, with emphasis on the items known to be in the supply systems of the Cataloging handbook h6 Government. Each class covers a relatively homogeneous area of commodities, in respect to their physical or performance characteristics, or in the respect that the items included therein are such as are usually requisitioned or issued together, or constitute a related grouping for supply cataloging handbook h6 purposes.

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