To process the item for BCM-4, re-induct the item
The number of aged (more than 60 days) AWP
into the work center. The work center will reinstall the
components exceeds 1 percent of the average
piece parts and perform preservation on the item.
Ensure that the item is complete (no missing parts)
There will be situations that will require the use of
before shipping it to the designated ATAC hub.
a piece of a part on a given AWP item that was received
Request for approval to retrograde assets will include
for another AWP item. It is sometimes necessary to
the following information:
remove an installed part from an AWP item to fix
another AWP item. To ensure replacement of a
cannibalized part, a control system is required. The key
to controlled cannibalization is documentation. Some
occurrences are as follows:
AWP work center review. The work center
supervisor or representative determines that by
j u d i c i o u s u s e o f ava i l a b l e p i e c e p a r t s
Past 90-day removal rate
accumulated among a group of like AWP items.
Normal median TAT in IMA
A given number of those AWP items can be
Tentative BCM code of defective item
CCS initiated review. Outstanding NMCS or
Narrative of problem precluding local repair
PMCS requirements for repairable may require
CCS to screen AWP items. The CCS may
Include the 30-day assist message previously
determine if potential cannibalization is feasible
submitted to the ACC/TYCOM as reference. Other
to satisfy the NMCS/PMCS and request the
assets held in AWP may be BCM without prior
work center to take action.
ACC/TYCOM approval when the retention limitations
The BCM-4 is an Action Taken code assigned to a
In a NALCOMIS activity, AWP personnel use
repairable item that was not repaired because of lack of
several conversation codes to perform AWP functions.
parts. Before processing an AWP item as BCM-4,
Some of these conversation codes are as follows:
ensure all necessary actions were taken to get the part.
Review outstanding requisitions for AWP items on a
C o nv e r s a t i o n c o d e N 2 0 3 p r o v i d e s a
daily basis. Submit a follow-up if a positive status is
cross-reference of part number to a CAGE and
not received within 10 days. If a satisfactory status is
not received 10 days after the follow-up, submit a
request for assistance to the ACC/TYCOM. Refer to
C o nv e r s a t i o n c o d e N 2 1 6 d i s p l a y s t h e
NAVSUP P-485 for additional information about
Failed/Required Material Data of the MAF
supply assistance requests.
Control Number (MCN).
There are many variables to consider before you
Conversation code N644 is used to receive a
can BCM an item. They are listed as follows:
component into the AWP location. The Job
Status code must be "WT" to process component
Operational requirement. The component may
into AWP location.
be required to meet a specific operational
Conversation code N646 is used to release AWP
components back to the repair cycle. The Job
Readiness. Mission capable (MC); full mission
Status code must be "WQ" (awaiting parts) to
release documents from AWP.
IMA production capacity.
Conversation code N648 is used to perform
Supply system availability of repair parts versus
transpose actions (AWP cannibalization) of
availability of WRA or SRA.
repair parts from an AWP component to another.
Financial impact. Considering the cost of repair
Conversation code N649 is used to update or
parts vice net cost of WRA or SRA.
identify AWP location of a component.