Defense is an important responsibility of the government of any nation. The safety and protection of an entire population depends on the strength of its military. The stronger the defense, the more powerful it grows eventually. The defense department of any nation, therefore, has to be very diligent and responsible with every step that it takes. The UID is a unique system with through its implementation all the assets that are owned, distributed, or used by the U.S. military are registered and authenticated with a unique identification mark, called the UID code.
Gary Moe is the President of IDI, which is a company that he co-founded in the year 1999 and one of the most well known providers of UID marking solutions in the U.S. Forty-something, Gary Moe, who now lives in Washington State, explained that all the items or possessions of the military, specifically the Department of Defense must be marked with a special code. Gary Moe has extensive experience in DoD integration applications. He has been well served by his Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering and also his experiences as the Chairman of the UID Supplier Alliance. He believes that a unique identification marking system helps any business better manage assets, production effectiveness, safety, and overall accountability.
Just like every citizen of the United States is provided with a unique, Social Security Number, each and every item that is possessed and owned by the military, too, has to be marked with a special and unique code that authenticates it and facilitates tracking, storing, stocking, and recognition. There are various tools within UID system, including, barcode printers, scanners, 2D parts scanners, and more. Gary Moe’s expert staff at ID Integration provides solutions to all kinds of ID integration needs for DoD suppliers.
There are a number of ways in which a UID code can be marked on an item. Gary Moe explains that these processes include a wide range of technologies like etching, bonding, laser marking, high resolution inkjet printing, or even programmable indent stamping – just to name a few. The durability of the mark often depends on the marking technique that has been used. Mark permanence is a requirement throughout the entire lifetime of a product.
Today, a unique identification marking system is not only used by many government bodies, but also by non-government bodies. Marking for traceability purposes is especially prominent in the pharmaceutical and food industries due to safety precautions and practices. By maintaining an effective marking solution, a company gains the ability to track and pinpoint down to the batch. With this capability, a company can quickly get dangerous products off store shelves and ultimately save many lives in the process.