Lesson 4/Learning Event 2
Learning Event 2
PRESCRIBED LOAD LIST,
Manual procedures to manage and operate a supply operation for support units
below the wholesale level are used by all Army elements. Deviations from
procedures outlined below will only be made with prior approval of
Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA).
Requests for deviation from
accounting procedures will be prepared and processed using AR 735-5.
The supply sergeant will supervise the supply operation and must therefore
know the procedures well enough so that he can teach his subordinates.
Supervisors must be familiar with the form used to request supplies as well
as what their unit is authorized, how to replenish supplies, how to set
priorities, and when and how to cancel or turn in supplies and equipment.
PRESCRIBED LOAD LIST (PLL)
A PLL of repair parts is a quantity of essential supplies authorized to be
on hand at the user level. The supplies are maintained at unit level and
enable the unit to sustain itself until resupply can be effected. The PLL
is made up of a basic load (when kept) and an operational load of repair
The basic load supports unit maintenance operations in combat for 15
days. Basic load items can also be used to support peacetime operations.
The operational load supports daily unit maintenance operations.
Normally, this is also for a prescribed number of days of supply.
To manage and evaluate PLL procedures effectively, managers must be
completely familiar with the PLL and what it is, the policies that apply to
the PLL, the records that are required to manage the PLL, and the Uniform
Materiel Management and Issue Priority System (UMMIPS).