(b) The maintenance code entered in the fourth position tells you whether or not the item is to be
repaired and identifies the lowest maintenance level with the capability to do complete repair
(i.e., perform all authorized repair functions). This position will contain one of the following
Direct support is the lowest level that can do complete repair of the item.
Nonreparable. No repair is authorized.
Specialized repair activity (contractor plant) is the lowest level that can do
complete repair of the item.
(3) Recoverability Code. Recoverability codes are assigned to items to indicate the disposition action on
unserviceable items. The recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of the SMR code as
Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose of the item at the level of maintenance shown in
the third position of the SMR code.
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the direct support level.
Reparable item. Condemnation and disposal not authorized below specialized repair activity (SRA).
FSCM (Column (3)). The Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM) is a 5-digit numeric code which is
used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency, etc., that supplies the item.
PART NUMBER (Column (4)). Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer (individual,
company, firm, corporation, or Government activity), which controls the design and characteristics of the item by
means of its engineering drawings, specifications standards, and inspection requirements to identify an item or
range of items.
NOTE: When you use an NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may have a different part number from
the part ordered, but go ahead and use or furnish it as the replacement part.
DESCRIPTION AND USABLE ON CODE (UOC) (Column (5)). This column includes the following
The Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the