ORGANISATION OF NATO CODIFICATION SYSTEM
The NATO Codification System is managed and run by a
NATO Cadre Group consisting of the National Directors on Codification
Allied Committee 135 (AC/135). This group, which is under the authority
of the Conference of National Armament Directors (CNAD), is committed to
increased effectiveness and efficiency of global logistics systems and
operations for participating nations and to provide the bridge necessary
to facilitate global logistics operations.
Within each nation, a National Codification Bureau
(NCB) is responsible for the maintenance of the
Total Item Records (TIR) and support files (manufacturers, item
names, Item Identification Guides, classification). Each NCB is the sole
responsible authority for the other nations as far as data exchange and
codification services are concerned.
Depending on the nation, codification tasks are: