Item Traceability Has Evolved

This article originally appeared in Pan European Networks Government, Issue 22, in July 2017; pp. 152-153.  Camcode Global discusses the growing need for improved international identification standards for imported/exported goods. Image courtesty Rob Leibrandt In today’s high-stake, just-in-time world it is no longer ‘good enough’ to make business decisions using part, stock or even serial numbers. …

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U.S. DoD Supports a Continuing Requirement for IUID

Recently, we updated you on the DoD’s reaffirmation of its commitment to Item Unique Identification (IUID) when it republished Department of Defense Instructions (DODI) 8320.04, “Item Unique Identification Standards for Tangible Personal Property”. That naturally leads to the question: “How is an acquisition program supposed to implement IUID?” The answer is pretty simple. This is …

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Unique Device Identification (UDI) – Inside the Final Rule

The FDA recently released its final rule on Unique Device Identification (UDI) for medical devices. Here’s some information on the new rule and how it could affect you. Background UDI is unique identification applied to medical devices.  If you are a supplier of medical devices, you can adapt to UDI fairly easily with in your …

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What’s Included in the MIL-STD-130N Change 1 Update?

Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a change to MIL-STD-130. Published on November 16, 2012, MIL-STD-130 N Change 1 is the latest version of the standard. Below is an overview to help you better understand the change to this standard. This change establishes direct and specific reference to the governing IUID policy, regulation and …

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UID Overview Series – Part III – The Future of UID

This is the third post of our three-part series that focuses on the history of UID, the current state of the mandate, and what to expect for the future. Part III highlights the future of UID and MIL-STD-130. For more information, click the links for Part I and Part II. The IUID Vision Going Forward The …

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UID Overview Series – Part II – Current State of UID

This is the second post of our three-part series that focuses on the history of UID, the current state of the mandate, and what to expect for the future. Part II covers the current status of UID and MIL-STD-130. For more information, click the link for Part I. Emergence of the Collaborative IUID Solution In early 2002 General …

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UID Overview Series – Part I – UID History

This is the first post of our three-part series that focuses on the history of UID, the current state of the mandate, and what to expect for the future. Part I covers the history of UID and MIL-STD-130. Department of Defense (DoD) Item Unique Identification (IUID) at a Glance DoD policies mandate that all contracts for …

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UID Overview Series

Wondering how the MIL-STD-130 mandate got its start? Looking for insight on the future of UID labels? Beginning next week, we’ll share a three-part series that focuses on the history of UID, the current state of the mandate, and what to expect for the future. Our goal is to help you better understand the benefits …

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Pros and Cons of Different Anti-Counterfeit Marking Methods

Counterfeit products in the defense and aerospace industries can put people at risk and cost organizations, companies and tax payers billions of dollars each year. As the introduction of counterfeit parts into global supply chains continues to rise, the need for anti-counterfeiting techniques becomes more necessary. This is particularly true where commercial products are integrated into …

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