Bar Coding the U. S. Government Bill of Lading and the Material Inspection and Receiving Report.
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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Bar coding has potential for speed and savings in Defense logistics. Two forms offer ways to test that potential. One is the U.S. Government Bill of Lading GBL. The other is the Material Inspection and Receiving Report DD Form 250. This report summarizes the use of both forms within each of the Military Services and Defense Agencies. It recommends that the GBL number be bar coded on the GBL as an incentive toward modernization of todays labor-intensive and unwieldy use of the form. The report recommends prototype testing of bar coding the DD Form 250 to determine if the benefits anticipated from bar codes in the supply receiving process justify the costs to contractors of bar coding the form. Keywords LOGMARS, Bar code, Bar coded documents, Material inspection and receiving report, Automatic identification.