IUID – What Does it Mean to You?
Item Unique Identification (IUID) is mandated throughout the supply chain by the US Department of Defense (DoD) for new procurement of items over $5,000. Increasingly, IUID is also being applied retrospectively. DoD policy targets the end of 2010 for all legacy items meeting the IUID criteria to be marked. In short, if you supply or maintain assets for the DoD, IUID is something you need to address. The indications are that other countries, including the UK MoD, will also adopt the standard. The good news is that IUID is a simple concept, and IFS believes it offers real benefits across the defense enterprise. The challenge is that IUID is deceptively simple, understanding the requirement and implementing it within your enterprise supply chain, inventory and maintenance management solutions is not trivial.
To learn more, read this whitepaper.
File Information: White Paper, pdf 1.2 MB