The United States Department of Defense (DOD) manages one of the world's largest inventory systems and operates an impressive supply chain.
Much of this inventory must be marked with a Unique Item Identifier (UII), under the MIL-STD-130N standard. These permanent identifiers are unique, meaning that no other item in the world, whether years in the past or decades in the future, will share the same exact code.
As a trusted supplier to the U.S. government, Graphic Products has published a new infographic, UII Barcode Creation, to help military personnel and suppliers understand the intricacies, create unique barcodes, and print effective labels.
The infographic breaks a sample project down into easy-to-follow steps to help experts understand the UII barcode creation procedure.
“This system may appear to be complex, but it contributes to a viable asset management system for the Department of Defense,” said Brian McFadden, Compliance Specialist with Graphic Products. “When used correctly, the system can mean a more organized, better equipped military.”
For more information about creating UIIs and the Item Unique Identification (IUID) system required by the DOD, request a copy of Graphic Products’ newly-released Best Practice Guide to Labeling U.S. Military Property.