Q: Are you familiar with industries in Canada that require standards for UID? – Martin C.
A: UID is an ISO standard (ISO 15459) so any industry could use it. For sure the Canadian Defense Industry would be the most likely candidate as many of their goods are exchanged with the U.S. who is the world’s largest implementer of UID. In fact, a draft Canadian Defense UID contract clause appears in NATO Allied Publication AUIDP-1, “UID of Items”. I am trying to confirm its current status.
Although the U.S. DoD has approximately 24 million registered UID compliant items, I firmly believe the U.S. DoD has far exceeded that figure, because there is strong evidence that UID required items below the end item were delivered and marked, but not registered.
There are many other industries/companies such as railroads, oil and gas, automotive and others that are using a company or sector specific form of UID and not the ISO-based standard approach. Those represent potential future markets as migrating from a company or sector based model is a reasonable next step. Please contact me if you need further assistance.