IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SLES ACCESS
To access SLES, you must request a role via Account Management and Provisioning System (AMPS). Select the "Request Access" button to be directed to AMPS. If you do not have an AMPS account, you will create one first.
Request the READ ONLY role unless you have been instructed to choose a different role.
What is Shelf-Life?
The total period of time beginning with the date of manufacture,
cure, assembly, or pack (subsistence only), that an item may remain in the
combined wholesale (including manufacturer's) and retail storage systems, and
still remain usable for issue and/or consumption by the end user.
What are some typical Shelf-Life Items?
Typical Shelf-Life items include food, medicines, batteries, paints, sealants, adhesives, film,
tires, chemicals, packaged petroleum products, hoses/belts, mission-critical o-rings, and Nuclear/Biological/Chemical
equipment and clothing.
What is SLES (Shelf-Life Extension System)?
SLES is the DoD Shelf-Life management system for internal shelf-life policy information for the
supply chain (life-cycle management) of standard and hazardous shelf-life items contained in the Federal supply system.
How is the SLES web site utilized?
SLES users search the Materiel Quality Control Storage Standards (MQCSS) and Quality Status List (QSL)
databases to view data elements required to determine if a shelf-life NSN can be extended. MQCSS provides guidance on
inspection, testing, and storage requirements for Type II extendible shelf-life materiel. MQCSS is the authority for
shelf-life extension when visible inspection only is required. QSL contains the results of previously completed laboratory
extension testing. QSL testing results with supply condition code 'A' may be used as the authority to extend Type II shelf-life
materiel if it has been stored and packaged appropriately.
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