Table 3-1.-Requisition Lead Times
items that are easily pilfered. With a little prior planning
and your 2-week windows, you can have the materials
you need, when you need them, and not worry about
damage or theft.
Excess and Borrowed Materials
When a job is completed, all remaining materials
must be offered to the customer. Materials the customer
does not want are stored in MLO for 6 months. This
material is listed in the excess file, and you can use any
material off it on your project free of charge using a
dummy requisition number. MLO routinely publishes
this excess list. Screen the excess list before writing an
add-on BM. Remember that material is only kept 6
months so look ahead to activities you will complete 3
or 4 months down the road. If you need a particular line
item, let MLO know so they do not send it to the Defense
Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO). The
borrow file is a dangerous tool. If you need material on
your job and MLO has the identical item waiting for
another job, the operations officer can authorize you to
use it. Use of this borrowed item is allowed only if MLO
can replace it before the projects start date.
Material Shelf Life
Most paints, glues, and adhesives have a shelf life.
If you order these materials too early, their shelf life may
be expired by the time you use them. MLO has a
computer to track shelf life and may extend that shelf
life depending on the condition of the material. Monitor
shelf life, but do not dispose of old materials without
first checking quality.
The SAMMS (Seabee Automated Mobile
Management System) computer system is a fully
automated management system that has a program for
MLO. Items the computer tracks that can help you
include the following:
* Received materials
* Borrowed material
* Materials due
* Hazardous material
* Excess material
* Shelf life data
Use MLO and these programs to your advantage. One
of the handiest reports from the computer is the materials
due report. This report provides a list, by project, of all
materials ordered but not received. MLO should provide
a materials due report for each project every 2 weeks.
The Ops meeting is a convenient place for companies to
mark up these reports for materials needed. If the
companies tell MLO which materials are needed in the
next 30, 60, or 90 days, MLO can take appropriate action
to ensure the materials are on hand when needed. Supply
will help you only if you work closely with them and
plan ahead. Your lack of prior planning is not a reason
for them to give you a higher priority or better service.
As a crew leader you need to be familiar with the
proper care and maintenance of the equipment your per-
sonnel use. In this section of the chapter we will discuss
first echelon maintenance, preventive maintenance, and
general requirements as per the COMSECOND/
COMTHIRDNCBINST 11200.1 series.
Every operator of equipment should ensure the following:
1. Equipment is operated according to established pro-
cedures and all safety precautions are rigidly observed.
2. Transportation of passengers is based on
authorized trips and for official business only. Picking
up hitchhikers is strictly forbidden!
3. All construction and material handling equipment
is authorized for assigned construction tasks only. Construc-
tion equipment is not to be used for transporting personnel.