MM4618, Lesson 4
A shipping-type discrepancy is any variation in quantity or condition of goods received from that shown on the
authorized shipping document. All shipping-type discrepancies must be reported when they meet the conditions
and value criteria cited below.
Shortages or overages valued in excess of 0 per line item, except classified or protected items which will
be reported regardless of dollar value.
Erroneous materiel, unacceptable substitutes, or duplicates, regardless of dollar value.
Materiel received valued in excess of 0 per line item on which the shelf life has expired and, for
subsistence, there is no indication that the item has been inspected under shelf life extension procedures.
Materiel, regardless of value, shipped to the wrong activity.
Packaging discrepancies are any unsatisfactory condition resulting from improper packaging that causes or
renders the item, shipment, or package to be vulnerable to any loss, delay, or damage when the estimated or
actual cost of correction exceeds .
Packaging discrepancies that result in damaged materiel that may endanger life, impair combat or
deployment operations or affect other materiel will be reported immediately to the shipping activity, contracting
office, or control point by the quickest communication medium available in order to enable the shipper to take
immediate corrective action. The formalized SF 364 will be mailed within 24 hours of the initial contact with the
Regardless of the cost, improperly identified containers that would result in the improper storage of materiel
or a container that must be opened to determine contents must be reported on SF 364.
Any packaging discrepancy, regardless of cost, involving hazardous materiels, including improper
identification markings of items, packs of unitized loads, regardless of whether damage or other unsatisfactory
condition has resulted must be reported. Typical packaging discrepancies are listed below:
Preservation inadequate or omitted.
Container inadequate or omitted.
Nonspecification materials used.
Excessive preservation, packaging, or wasted space on contractor shipment.