Based in Kentigern House, Glasgow, UK NCB is the sole authority in the UK for all NATO Codification services and policy guidance. Integral to a succesful defence supply chain, UK NCB documents technical data and allocates NATO Stock Numbers based on Fit, Form and Function of an item of supply.
The NATO Codification System (NCS) is the biggest, the best and most comprehensive codification and cataloguing system in the world. 54 countries are members of the NCS and the data contained in its 16 million NATO Stock Numbers.
The NCS provides a common "language of logistics", supporting effectiveness in our armed forces, reducing costs and facilitating both national and coalition operations.