Network, a punch card system for communication centers to transmit
Format - The format for the overseas slate is explained in DOD Manual
4140.25M. There are three types of punch cards that are required to be
filled out. The three types are:
The Header Card
The Bulk Requirements Card
The Requirements Footnote Card
PART C. SLATE PREPARATION
Preparation of the Overseas Slate.
Header Card - The header should never change except for the slate number
(card column [cc] 51 thru 55) and any change number (cc 56 thru 58).
ZRH (Document Identifier Code)
Destination Area Code
Month - two characters, i.e. 01 will represent the month of OCT, 02
- NOV, thru 12 - SEP.
Last two digits of the fiscal year.
(a dash) if change submitted, otherwise blank.
Change Number - (01 - first change etc., otherwise leave blank)
Bulk Requirements Card - Reflects the type of product required, by quantity,
during a specific period, at a specific location, and by a specific delivery
method. At least one card for each month is prepared. Up to four types of
product or four locations can be put on each card. There will always be at
least five bulk requirements cards prepared with each slate.
ZRQ (Document Identifier Code)
Destination Area Code (DESC 4705.1, PG. 72)
Month - three letters (i.e. JAN-January, OCT-October, etc.).
First Product, Delivery, Quantity, Destination and Period,
for up to four products.
Product Type - three characters (MG2, DFM, etc.(DESCH 4705.1,
Method of delivery.
-Code: 1 - MSC controlled tankers/barge.
-Code: 2 - Commercially controlled tankers making FOB
-Code: 3 - Pipeline, tank-car, tank-truck, barge deliveries
arranged by other than MSC.
Quantity - expressed in hundreds of barrels, zeros will precede the numerical quantity (i.e.,
50,000 bbl are shown as 00500).
Destination Terminal Code. (DESCH 4705.1)