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New DoD requirements for identification of parts and consignments demand that information is gathered and aggregated up the supply chain. These guidelines offer a range of alternative file formats and transfer mechanisms that will facilitate companies of all sizes delivering the necessary information electronically in conjunction with their products, expediting compliance and payment.
IUID Data Exchange Between Partner and Prime
In accordance with Department of Defense policy on information requirements for Item Unique Identification, the AIA Electronic Enterprise Integration Committee is offering a solution set specifically designed for the suppliers in the aerospace industry who must contractually provide IUID-related data to the Prime contractors an electronic form.
The purpose of the guide is to enable a supplier to choose a file format and method of IUID data exchange based on his technical capability. For example, the solution set recommends three file formats (flat file, Excel spreadsheet, XML schema) and three transfer methods (e-mail, FTP, web portal) from which a supplier and prime can select a format and transfer method which suits a specific situation best. This 'best practice' reduces unnecessary variety for suppliers and primes alike.
Version 2 (NEW)
An industry guideline, including templates and samples, has been developed to minimize the burden of RFID requirements on the supply chain by recommending a standard solution set of file formats and methods of information transfer. The recommendations allow flexibility in choosing format and transfer mode according to a supplier's own technical capabilities. Even though the industry guideline is intended for the exchange of RFID data between industry partners (i.e., suppliers to prime contractors), the data requirements documented here are compliant with DoD RFID requirements, which prime contractors must satisfy. The AIA Electronic Enterprise Integration Committee will ensure that possible changes in contractual RFID requirements are harmonized in future revisions of the industry guideline.
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