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 […]

RFID Solution

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology transmits data that automates processes in the transportation and logistics industry. The Department of Defense utilizes this technology to track shipments dispatched by suppliers. RFID solutions include a range of hardware and software technologies that ease the tracking process and ensure accuracy and value through a streamlined delivery process. Suppliers and […]

RFID Systems

RFID systems use radio-frequency identification technology to allow tracking shipments and collecting important data a much simpler process. The Department of Defense requires that suppliers use RFID technology to submit shipping information to the supply depots electronically. Suppliers have multiple options when selecting a method for entering the required information. Using RFID systems can streamline […]

Military Packing

Complying with the complex requirements for military packing takes diligence, patience and, surprisingly, technology. Packing supplies for the military takes a keen sense of the requirements, regulations and compliance issues that the military enforces to ensure proper delivery. In the past, suppliers of military supplies relied significantly on manual processes that took large blocks of […]

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 […]

RFID Compliance Deadline for DLA Suppliers

DOD RFID Compliance deadline was October 1, 2011. DLA Notice published July 15, 2011: “ATTENTION DLA SUPPLIER – Important information regarding Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Effective OCTOBER 1, 2011, all non-compliant passive RFID shipments will result in a negative impact to suppliers past performance history. RFID tags are required for DLA direct shipments (shipments for stock to […]

Watch Where You Stick that RFID Tag!

The DOD RFID mandate has two basic parts–tag and report. Tagging is  typically done by applying an RFID adhesive label to shipping containers and pallets. Reporting is done through Wide Area Workflow (and is a topic for different blog article). Knowing how and where to stick the RFID label will help the government read the tag […]

UID Mandate

The DOD’s Unique Identification (UID) initiative is an effort to apply international standards to the goal of uniquely identifying items in the DOD inventory. Serial numbers have long served that purpose, but fail to provide globally unique identification given that any number of manufacturers can use the same serial number. Simply put, UIDs work by […]