TAILORING COMPONENTS AND FACILITIES
Temperate Zone. Assemblies required only in Tropical
When you are using the ABFC system, remember
installations are coded with the letter T in the zone
that tailoring it to serve your specific needs is possible.
column to the right of the assembly description.
Know your exact mission and requirements. Choose the
Assemblies required only in North Temperate
components, facilities, or assemblies that best fit or can
installations are coded with the letter N. Uncoded
be tailored to meet your desired goals. Modular ele-
assemblies are common to both zones.
ments can be developed to serve similar functions in
USE AND APPLICATION OF THE
various locations. The exact requirements for a specific
FACILITIES PLANNING GUIDE
base cannot be defined, economically designed, nor
supported within the general system. However, the base
development planner knows the specific location, mis-
sion, unit composition, and availability of other assets.
The planner can then select from the ABFC system the
components or facilities that satisfy these specific
requirements. Tailoring is then applied to the preplanned
ABFC assets to come up with what is needed.
Although a listing in the P-437 may help you order
individual items in general supply, it does NOT replace stock
lists of systems commands or bureaus, offices, single man-
agers, or inventory control points. Stock numbers and
descriptions can be verified through appropriate stock
lists. You are responsible for verifying stock numbers
when ordering a component, facility, or assembly.
Components or facilities can be tailored by (1)
deleting or adding facilities or assemblies and (2)
Figure 4-2 shows a typical component breakdown
specifying requirements for the Tropical or North
of the P25. A brief header describes the mission and