Ten Key Questions about your UID Plan – A DOD Supplier’s Guide

You’ve probably heard the old adage, “failing to plan is planning to fail.” Nowhere is this truer than it is for supplier compliance.

The requirement for U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) suppliers to comply with the UID (Unique Identification) mandate isn’t just the addition of one more contract requirement-it’s
more like multiplication.


Mil-Pac has put together 10 Key Questions that you hould consider as you put together your new, or review your existing, DOD UID Compliance Plan. This isn’t just a recasting of the UID Policy and Mandate, but rather a down-to-earth guide to give you a starting point.

Some of the questions are:

  • Do I have a UID requirement?
  • For which Contracts and Parts do I have a requirement?
  • Do I have end-item UID parts only, or do I also have embedded UID parts?
  • What data will I include in the UID?
  • How will I Register the UID data?
  • How will I mark the UID data on the packaging and shipping containers?
  • How will I keep track of the correlation between UID and RFID data? How
    will I submit that correlated data to Wide Area Workflow?
  • …and more!

Download the Guide