g. Push System.
Under wartime conditions, use the push system
initially to fill the supply pipeline.
During limited duration or low-
intensity conflict, you may use the push system exclusively without a
conversion to the pull system.
Under the push system, the MMC or the
planning cell determines the types and the quantities of the rations to ship
to each Class I supply point. Base the types and the quantities of rations
that you order and ship under the push system on the following factors:
Anticipated troop strength.
Type of the operation.
A push system ensures that rations are available in the operations area.
However, a sufficient quantity of rations may not be in the right supply
point to support units. Also, units have limited control over the type of
the rations that are sent to them.
h. Class I Distribution and Accounting System.
participate in operations that exceed battalion size, supply activities such
as the following may be established at several levels to support unit field
kitchens with Class I supplies:
Main support battalion (MSB).
Division materiel management center (DMMC).
Direct support (DS) supply units.
General support (GS) supply units.
Ensure that personnel account for rations and maintain an audit trail.
Maintain accountability and an audit trail for A, B, and T Rations by main
Maintain accountability and an audit trail for MREs by
individual meal package.
You can maintain an audit trail for ration
components through an analysis of the items that you receive as recorded on
DA Form 3294-R and disposition support data as listed on DA Form 5914-R
(Ration Control Sheet) in column "d." Account for medical B-Ration items
that are used for simulated or actual patient feeding on the Medical Field
Production Schedule instead of DA Form 3034 (Production Schedule).
a. Entries of Main Entree Data.
of rations in
the field from a Class I supply activity, ensure