Description: The tutorial is intended to teach you the details of how to access the catalog inside of GCSS Army Catalog. You can also see three important points about the operation of GCSS.
This tutorial is designed to teach you how to access the catalog inside of GCSS. Before we get into the lesson, there are some key points that need to be discussed.
The first key point is that the catalog is broken down by views, so what it means for you is that you have to select different views to see the price of that item, to see the art code of that item, if it’s expendable or non expendable durable, this is different from the catalog in previous liw or fete law.
The second key point is that GCSS army is driven by transaction codes, this is different from previous. The transaction code mike-mike 0 3 is used to access the catalog in the system from the unit supply menu, we’re going to type in the transaction code mm0 3, but you can still access this transaction code from your unit supply menu under reports.
You press enter, so we will type in the nin of the item that we would like to see the catalogue information for. But if you look at the Select views button, that is where you would select the information that you’re used to seeing under one section, using the previous catalogs again in mm0 3, your catalog is broken down into views or sections.
We will talk about the views that will give you the same information that you’re used to seeing in the previous catalog, so we will replace it with the one. We want to see the information for press ENTER, after you’re done, press ENTER again, so the first view that I have selected here is the basic data one view that tab will give you your basic information.
We’re looking at chem-lights. We see the class of supply class 2 item, we see the art code to let us know that this is an expendable item, we even see how much these chem-lights way, so the basic data one view will give you the basic information that you’re used to seeing about this particular item.
If you look at the ordering unit, these kin lights come in a box, but it has a base unit of measure, so that lets you know that you can issue these or you can issue them how they’re ordered by the box.
So if you want to know how many chem lights come in a box, you’ll need to select the additional data button at the top. Select the units of measure and now we can see that there are 50 chem lights that come inside of a box. So this is a better help you understand or manage your orders and Mike Bravo 21 or M B 21. M B 21 is where you order your operational or basic load items inside of GCSS army,, so we will select main data to go back.
We will press enter, and this brings us to the plant data storage tab, this tab helps you understand expiration dates shelf-life as well as condition codes associated with the particular item. So we’re going to come down to the condition management section. I will click the search, help scroll this over to the right a little bit.
So we see that this has a condition management of two, so since this item has a condition management of two, the short description says this condition management with the batch number. So what that means for you is that this item will expire, it has an expiration date associated with it, so either use it or rotate it before it expires.
If you see the condition management only or condition one tab in there or code in there, whether it’s serviceable or Unser serviceable. And if it’s blank, it’s not managed by the condition at all. So we can close this, press enter, this brings up the plant data storage to view in this particular scenario.
This view will not serve a great purpose to us because of the serial number profile, the plant data storage to let you know or help you understand whether an item gets an equipment record associated with it or not. Because it’s either serialized has components or requires maintenance, so the serial number profile is blank here, because an equipment record is not associated with chem-lights.
But that will be pertinent or relevant, if you are talking about a non expendable item, especially your property book items, helping you understand whether you get an equipment record are not associated with that item. If you pull up the sub here, and the primary hand receipt in the system. You can see the serial number profile column there to let you know whether you get an equipment record or not associated with that item.
So the last view that we’re going to look at for these chem-lights is the accounting, to view this gives you the standard price of that item, so these chem-lights costs roughly around thirty nine dollars and 35 cents. So the standard price information is located on the accounting to view we’re going to press Enter exit, we’re going to select yes.
We’re going to do another example here, so we’re going to take this nin out and type a new name in. Then we’re going to press enter again, so we get the basic data information for this truck cargo m10 83 a1. So this is a Humvee, we see that this is a class 7 item, a non expendable item.
We also see how much this Humvee ways, we can scroll this report down a little bit, the NPL field at the bottom of the screen. We see the land number tangos 61908, and we see the MPO number, that’s assigned to that particular land or line item number. You press ENTER and now we’re looking at the purchasing view for this particular Humvee.
We see the base unit of measure, we can press Enter, this brings us to the plant data storage. So we see a condition management of one, we will click in there, select the search, help scroll it over to the right. If you see the condition management of one there, that means it cares whether this item is serviceable or unserviceable, so condition management one for this Humvee is this Humvee serviceable or is it unserviceable your Humvee will not expire.
But if you see the condition management two there that lets you know that item does have an expiration date or a shelf life associated with it, so we can close out of this press enter. So this brings us to the plant data storage to see that this view is relevant to you, because it helps you understand whether you get an equipment record or not.
So this serial number profile field is not blank, it was for the chem-lights that we looked at previously. We see the code GA 0-3 listed there, so we hit the search shell and this gives us an understanding on what these codes mean. So if it’s blank or you see gano, you do not get an equipment record inside of GCSS army, you can close out of that, you can press enter and this brings us to the accounting to view which gives us to stand up price for this Humvee.
So if you had to process the statement of charges flipo, etc, this would give you the standard price for that particular item to let you know the value of that particular vehicle. This is a little bit over one hundred and eighty four thousand dollars, so we can press enter exit, it will provide you your catalog, it’s just broken down into different views versus being in one section, you’re used to seeing in the previous catalog liw catalog. But it will give you that same information that you’re used to see.