WebFLIS helps customers track down critical data

WebFLIS helps customers track down critical data

Does your technical order or manual show an obsolete part number? Is your service authorized to use a National Stock Number? Has your supply command tasked you to research multiple NSNs or a specific Commercial and Government Entity Code? Do the online research tools you use have a .mil extension?

WebFLIS offers users the latest item information on NSNs through an online interface with the Federal Logistics Information System. Beyond NSNs, WebFLIS also provides essential information about supply items, including their names and manufacturer and supplier data, including part numbers.

“This capability provides users with a view of near real-time data that is especially useful to the military forces supported by the Defense Logistics Agency,” said Shannon Calhoun, FLIS Suite program manager.

DLA is responsible for managing and operating FLIS, which incorporates the data requirements for cataloging, supply and other logistics support for the Department of Defense, civil government agencies and participating NATO countries. Indexing and cross-referencing information in the Federal Supply Catalog allows customers a quick and easy way to search NSNs, CAGE data, part numbers and more. Essential and critical data elements for the DoD’s major weapon systems can also be found in WebFLIS.

Researching NSN and CAGE Codes helps users in their daily assignments. The CAGE Code program provides a standalone solution to search for foreign and domestic CAGE information. Using CAGE information in WebFLIS, customers are able to see who supplies a part and if it can be procured.

WebFLIS users will never be asked to provide technical data. DLA relies on business rules arranged with military and federal partners that submit cataloging data directly to the agency.

The WebFLIS website offers customers access to WebFLIS data along with guidance for new users to register in the Account Management and Provisioning System.

Calhoun noted that a DLA Information Operations directive requires all DLA applications to use AMPS. Moving WebFLIS access requests to AMPS, helped the Program Management Office validate WebFLIS user accounts.

DLA has many online self-help tools to assist in logistics research and requisitioning. For more information on other logistics applications, visit the logistics applications page.

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