To homogenize the procurement process, the U.S. Department of Defense put into place a system that uniquely and permanently identifies the items that it purchases. This system, called the National Stock Number (NSN), comprises of 13 digits which are broken down into the 2 following identifying subcategories:
For example, an existing ice making machine we supply at ASAP Semiconductor has a 13-digit NSN of 4110-00-058-1480. The FSCG is represented by 4110, and the NIIN by 000581480.
Continuing on, the FSCG and NIIN can be broken down even further into the following classifying subcategories:
In the above ice making machine example, the FSG is represented by 41, and the FSC by 10.
In the above ice making machine example, the NCB is represented by 00 (USA).
One FSG we at ASAP Semiconductor stock is FSG 40 - Rope, Cable, Chain, and Fittings. Manufacturers for FSG 40 that we carry include: