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The Requisition Channel Market Basket contains NSNs. What is a NSN?

A National Stock Number is simply the government's official label applied to an item of supply that is repeatedly procured, stocked, stored and  issued.  The NSN is a unique 13 digit number that has been assigned by the Federal Government Cataloging System. When a NSN is assigned to an item of supply, data is assembled to describe the item. These data elements include but are not limited to: the item name, physical characteristics of the product, performance characteristics of the product; as well as, the unit of issue. These established NSNs are utilized throughout the federal supply system and are an integral part of managing the military's logistics supply chain.

Read more in the attached publication: The National Stock Number, The Gear That Keeps The Supply Chain Running

 

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