As per the Department of Defense (DoD) mandate, it is essential that government contractors comply with IUID rules before shipping their products.
If products do not meet requirements for IUID compliance, they may be subject to rejection. Thus, it becomes necessary for contractors to present required data regarding their contracted items to the IUID Registry. The contractors are bound to submit their data to the IUID Registry, as required by DFARS 252.211-7003 in their DoD contract. It is through this submission of information to the IUID Registry that it becomes easier and faster to track information for continued IUID tracking. Data submission can be completed by the contractors with the application of Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF), through the Global Exchange Service (GEX), or manually at https://www.bpn.gov/iuid/ . The WAWF is the standardized method of submitting this information and several helpful resources are available for those who wish to learn more about this process.
The IUID Registry is maintained by the Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) and is currently the authorized location where all relevant data is captured and stored. Typical registry data for each qualifying item includes what an item is, its value, the item’s original owner, and acceptance details, among other important data. The IUID Registry website features a number of informative queries and reports based upon acquisition data and is subject to around 150 validations; including nearly 120 legacy validations, for accuracy. Furthermore, ninety-five percent of this data originates from WAWF data feeds as well as through XML submissions. Overall the use of automatic identification technology throughout these applications has drastically reduced the potential for user errors.
Product IUID labels contain essential information like a product’s manufacturer, serial number and part number. Depending on the nature of these items, labels or markings need to be made in such way that they can withstand tough conditions and constant exposure to friction and weathering. U.S. Department of Defense IUID markings on products are done with various technologies; such as laser marking equipment, programmable indenting systems, ink jet printers, and more. Often, many manufacturers choose to implement IUID verification solutions to improve their compliance efforts internally.
For more information about IUID compliance and registration, please visit the website of ID Integration at www.id-integration.com. They are able to create custom solutions for customers seeking compliance with the Department of Defense IUID mandates and offer a range of helpful articles and tips to simplify these processes.