History & implementation of Item Unique Identification (IUID) - Has it Improved Asset Visibility?
Civilian Research Paper
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN
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There are always new programs andor systems being developed and implemented into the Army and the Item Unique Identification IUID is one of those systems. According to the product manager, the IUID is defined as a system of marking items delivered to the Department of Defense DoD with unique item identifiers, encoded in machine readable data matrix symbols, which distinguishes the item from all other like and unlike items. This system has been in the works for years however the Army Regulation is still in draft form. The Army and other Services previously reported some challenges in the implementation plan to include marking legacy items, defining the requirements and business processes to use IUID in automated information systems for product life cycle management, financial and property accountability, however there have been many updates since the original policy back in 2003 to address these issues. The purpose of the paper is to review the history of the IUID, analyze the implementation plan and whether it has improved general asset visibility within the DoD.
- Humanities and History