This free guide explains the Item Unique Identification (IUID) system required by the United States Department of Defense (DOD). Military property must be marked in accordance with MIL-STD-130N, but what does that mean for you?
The DOD requires much of its property to carry identifying labels, as described in their Standard Practice titled “Identification of U.S. Military Property,” MIL-STD-130N. This labeling requirement ensures that DOD property can be identified and managed in a responsible and effective way. However, the labeling system is complex, and creating these labels can be a daunting task. How do you create a Unique Item Identifier (UII) for an item? How can you encode that UII into a Data Matrix barcode for scanning? The IUID system relies on a careful and detail-oriented approach, and requires markings that stand up to the test of weather, wear, and time. This guide will get you on the road to compliance.