personnel with the information from these documents.
You must also check the
combinations of cargo shipments to ensure that they are compatible.
Your first step is to check the inventory of the items on the source documents.
On the TCMD (Figure 2-6) the commodity codes from MILSTAMP (see Appendix A,
Sections III and XII) will show that the cargo in the Commodity Spec Hdlg, Block
35, is: training materials and parachutes (700Z9, 718Z9, and 722Z9) and aviation
spare parts (671Z9); DD Form 1348-1A lists explosives (Class C); and the TR
requests movement of tents (GP MED).
As you can see, the explosives are not compatible with the rest of the cargo and
must be shipped separately; therefore, you must ensure that your personnel
planned two shipments.
The spare parts have a different category code (600
series instead of 700), but content and weight indicate that they could be
consolidated with the other three cargo items. Your personnel should have listed
these items on the SPWS by recording the TCN which identifies the cargo.
The next step is to check the quantity, dimensions, weight, and cube for each
Next determine the origin, destination, and whether there are
the transportation priority of the shipments.
SPWS (SECTION I)(SHIPMENT A)
Let's take each of the source documents, one at a time, and extract the necessary
data your personnel needed to complete the appropriate blocks on the SPWS. They
will plan two shipments; the first will be designated as Shipment A. The first
document we look at is the TCMD.
Follow along on the sample SPWS (see Figure 2-7) as we review the entries made
from the TCMD (see Figure 2-8). In the SPWS column labeled Line, your personnel
should have written SHPT, an abbreviation for shipment.
Column two should
contain the letter A which identifies the shipment. Now go to the Trailer Line
Data section of the TCMD (items in Column 32 designated as TX4).
exercise, we will only review the first TX4.
Your personnel should have taken
the TCN from Column 40 on the TCMD and placed it in the column labeled Document
Number on the SPWS.
Next ensure that our personnel transferred the Type Pack
from Column 39 on the TCMD into the column labeled Supply Pack on the SPWS. The
pieces, weight, and cube from Column 44 of the TCMD should also have been written
in the columns labeled Total Packs, Total Weight, and Total Cube on the SPWS.