RFID Discrepancy Email to Supplier, Inspector and Acceptor

We explained in a previous article that if you don’t submit RFID data to WAWF you will begin to receive “reminder” emails every day until you either submit the RFID data or tell WAWF that you aren’t going to submit the RFID data (and why). The justification for this is that growing numbers of DOD […]

UID and RFID Data Correlation for WAWF

For Contracts with both UID and RFID requirements, UID-marked parts are placed into RFID-marked exterior containers. And you have to keep track of which specific UID is in which specific RFID. And you can have multiple UIDs in an RFID and multiple RFIDs for a single UID and parts of multiple UIDs in multiple RFIDs. […]

UID System

The DOD’s UID system combines permanent Unique Identification labeling/marking with a universal Registry database to give the Department of Defense a comprehensive view of its vast inventory of assets. Based on international standards, UID was adopted by DOD to improve asset management by monitoring defense related equipment during their lifecycle. Such equipment included operating materials, […]

Military Packaging

Military personnel place their lives in danger daily and ensuring they receive the supplies required to perform their jobs is essential to their survival and our freedom. The military packaging business requires that suppliers stick to very strict guidelines during the supply chain process. In the past, items that failed to meet the rigorous demands […]

Mil-Std-129R Simplifies Defense Labeling

Mil-Std-129 Revision R represents some major changes to the bar code label formats currently in use by defense contractors. The DOD’s transition to life cycle management of serialized items with item unique identification (IUID/UID) has driven many of these changes from Mil-Std-129P, Change 4, which Revision R has superseded. There is an upside for defense […]

MIL-STD 129: A Closer Look

MIL-STD 129 is receiving greater attention today, as more new contracts are including the requirement to use Radio Frequency Identification technology. RFID technology is swiftly emerging as the main choice for accurate tracking of goods across different industries. The US DoD, for one, has been using a standardized label and tagging system to manage and […]

Understanding the Military Shipment Label (MSL)

The use of the Military Shipment Label(MSL) is one of the Mil-Std-129R requirements for identifying and addressing a shipment to the United States Department of Defense.  The MSL is designed to work in conjunction with other Mil-Std-129 compliant military labels to improve efficiency and accuracy on the DOD’s receiving dock, ultimately improving efficiency in the […]

Understanding UID Compliance

Part markings and container labels make efficient military logistics possible. As suppliers, distributors, and end-users rely on the information they see on every package, it is important that the labels are correct and up-to-date. Now with the DOD mandate on unique identification (UID) system well in place, the process becomes easier and more efficient. Some […]

Radio Frequency Identification: Supporting the Warfighter

The Department of Defense has a vast collection of defense equipment and tools, and managing the inventory of these crucial materials is a huge challenge. But despite their ever-increasing inventory, they successfully found effective ways to stay on top of their inventory. In fact, the United States’ first traditional punch cards were a huge help […]

What WAWF Can Do For Your Business

Doing business with government agencies can be complicated. Knowing the necessary steps to take, though, makes the process easier. For one, you need to be familiar with Wide Area Workflow. Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) is a secure web-based application for online invoicing, receipt, and acceptance. It provides government contractors with a convenient way of submitting […]