FLIS (Federal Logistics Information System) Data

FLIS data can help you locate parts that meet specifications. The FLIS cross references National Stock Numbers (NSNs), manufacturers' part numbers, and CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) codes for more than 12 million items purchased within the Federal Supply System. It includes pricing, stocking data, procurement history, CAGE supplier information, and more.

The FLIS database included in Specs & Standards has been enhanced by including several related databases. The database contains:

FLIS (formerly MCRL/ML-C)
The FLIS/MCRL (Master Cross Reference List 1, 2, & 3) provides a cross-referenced list of National Stock Numbers, manufacturers' part numbers, and CAGE Codes supplemented with related data, including an alternate parts breakdown list.  Information is available for more than 12 million items purchased within the Federal Supply System.  Also contained in the FLIS is the ML-C (Management List-Consolidated) which provides pricing, stocking, and procurement information on all National Stock Numbers within the Federal Supply System. 

H6
The H6 (Federal Item Name Directory) contains information on all item names and definitions in the Federal Supply System, along with associated Federal Supply Classifications (FSCs), Approved Item Names (AINs), non-approved item names, Federal Item Identification Guides (FIIGs), and Item Name Codes (INCs).

H2
The H2 (Federal Supply Classifications) is an index that categorizes items of supply in the Federal Catalog System into groups and then subdivides the groups into classes according to physical or performance characteristics.  The primary application of the FSC code is in the National Stock Number (NSN).  The NSN for an item of supply consists of the applicable four-digit FSC code number plus the nine-digit National Item Identification Number (NIIN).

Technical Characteristics
The Technical Characteristics database provides detailed item descriptions, including information such as materials, dimensions, colors, conditions, and performance characteristics of supply parts.

MOE Rules
MOE (Major Organizational Entity) Rules represent the collection of specific purchase rules that apply to the management of an item or group of items of supply.

Section K Data (Obsolete NSNs)
Searching the HAYSTACK service by obsolete NSNs/NIINs retrieves the replacement record, if available.

Historical NATO Stock Numbers
This collection of historical records can be searched by NATO NIIN, CAGE code, part number, and keyword in HAYSTACK service.

Product Item Description
This data includes an assortment of technical characteristic information as well as additional approved manufacturers/part numbers, drawing numbers, and military specification references.  Over 4 million NIINs in the FLIS database have PID information associated with their records.  The sources for this descriptive information are the four hardware DLA centers: Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR), Defense Supply Center Columbus – C (DSCC-C), Defense Supply Center Columbus – E (DSCC-E) and Defense Industrial Supply Center (DISC).

Mil Spec/Standard/Drawing Number
The Mil Spec/Standard/Drawing number information that is included on the PID/SPEC tab is received from the 4 Major DLA centers: Columbus-Electronic, Columbus-Construction, Philadelphia and Richmond. 

DoD I&S
The Department of Defense Interchangeable and Substitutable file contains a cross reference of both interchangeable and substitutable National Stock Numbers found in the Defense Integrated Data System (DIDS). This information is integrated into the FLIS database.

H4/H8 CAGE
The H4/H8 CAGE (Commercial And Government Entity) code provides listings of firms that manufacture or distribute items procured by the U.S. Government or by other NATO countries.  This database was created as a result of a merge between the former H4 and H8 Handbooks.  The CAGE code was formerly referred to as the FSCM (Federal Supply Code for Manufacturers).
The database provides addresses, phone numbers, and other supplier information.

Procurement History
The Procurement History database contains data from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other locations, providing both government and industry easy access to the history of this competitive marketplace.

Items can be examined down to the individual NIIN (National Item Identification Number), date of the award, contract line item number, lot quantity size, total dollars expended, and cost per individual item. The files include full history from the data sources and provide easy access to information on the source from which the government purchased the item, what was paid, and how often the item was purchased.

NOTE: If you frequently need this type of information, you may want to learn more about the HAYSTACK® service. It provides very flexible access to FLIS data and over 40 related DoD, Army, Navy, and Air Force parts and logistics databases. HAYSTACK Online Demo >>

In the Specs & Standards service, click the FLIS links that appear in results lists, and in the headers of Document History summary reports, to view FLIS reports. All government documents do not have associated FLIS records.


Sample results list. See FLIS link for the first document in the Title column.

FLIS Reports
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Clicking a FLIS link on a results list, or on a Document History window, opens the corresponding FLIS Part Report:


Sample FLIS Part Report.

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The FLIS database contains many government codes. This Glossary provides definitions of the most commonly used abbreviations, acronyms and codes used in the FLIS and other U.S. DoD, Army, Navy, and Air Force logistics databases.

Scrolling down the report . . .

Each CAGE code and Company Name is listed separately, and the primary CAGE is detailed in the Company Information section. (If the CAGE had represented a commercial company more information would appear in this section.)

Notice the Source of Supply (SOS) and Unit Price information at the bottom of this screen. See the Glossary for definitions of SOS and UI codes.

Scrolling further down the report . . .


Here we see Technical Characteristics and Item Name information. You can use this to verify that this is really the part you need.

Many FLIS reports also include Procurement Histories that provide access to alternate suppliers, and information that can help you negotiate better prices. The Procurement History database contains data from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other locations. The files provide easy access to information on the source from which the government purchased the item, what was paid, and how often the item was purchased.

CAGE Reports
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Click any CAGE code within a FLIS report to view the CAGE report:


Sample CAGE report.

The H4/H8 CAGE (Commercial And Government Entity) code provides listings of firms that manufacture or distribute items procured by the U.S. Government or by other NATO countries.  This database was created as a result of a merge between the former H4 and H8 Handbooks.  The CAGE code was formerly referred to as the FSCM (Federal Supply Code for Manufacturers). The database provides addresses, phone numbers, and other supplier information.

This Glossary provides definitions of the most commonly used abbreviations, acronyms and codes used in the FLIS and other U.S. DoD, Army, Navy, and Air Force logistics databases.