How to Prepare for DCMA and your Contract Obligations

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is an agency tasked with supporting the Department of Defense (DoD), working directly with defense suppliers. The agency oversees the compliance process that was mandated by the DoD for the acquisition and handling of certain government equipment. Identifying Qualifying Contracts In meeting your contractual obligations for DCMA, one of [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to Prepare for DCMA and your Contract Obligations

Don’t Risk your Military Contract with an Inferior IUID System

Some organizations, when newly awarded a government contract, will attempt to create a customized approach to tracking and managing military compliance using a spreadsheet or rudimentary software— like Microsoft Access. They typically end up meeting only a small fraction of the total military IUID and RFID compliance requirements to asset and shipment identification. While a [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t Risk your Military Contract with an Inferior IUID System

4 Immediate Benefits of Using RFID for Asset Tracking

As a barcode and RFID systems designer and integrator for the military, we’re constantly uncovering processes where technology is being used to save expense or improve operations. Our vast 20 years of experience allows us to compare the benefits of RFID over barcode when applied to asset tracking in the most demanding of military environments [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 4 Immediate Benefits of Using RFID for Asset Tracking

Understanding How the Pentagon Thinks about Tracking Assets

DF-ST-87-06962The Pentagon, headquarters of the Department of Defense. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force. To understand the logic behind the US military asset tracking standards and reporting requirements, it is important to understand the strategy behind the DoD’s need for global asset visibility. The US Military Must Track Inventory [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding How the Pentagon Thinks about Tracking Assets

Don’t Trust Your Government Tracking To A Simple Spreadsheet

It’s true that many operations are run entirely from spreadsheets; they are easy to setup and the data is simple to change. However, spreadsheets are simply not a viable option for the purposes of meeting government standards for asset data management. The government requires that contractors have systems in place to track assets and shipments, [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t Trust Your Government Tracking To A Simple Spreadsheet

Advanced Ship Notices: How Organizations Are Automating ASN

Do you want to reduce your company’s cost of receiving shipments by about 40%? Of course, every company wants to cut  costs. Experts say that an organization can save up to 40 percent of shipping costs  if it uses automated advanced ship notices (ASN). The Pre-ASN Era In the pre-ASN era,  organizations often did not [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Advanced Ship Notices: How Organizations Are Automating ASN

iRAPT’s Role in Your Asset’s Lifecycle Events

  Since fiscal year 1999 the Department of Defense (DoD) has been driven to create a paperless invoicing environment. The Invoicing, Receipt, Acceptance, and Property Transfer (iRAPT) application has provided a secure web-based system that is actively used for electronic invoicing, receipt, and acceptance. This innovative application is now playing an important role in your [...]

By | October 21st, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on iRAPT’s Role in Your Asset’s Lifecycle Events

7 Best Practices for Keeping Asset Data Compliant With IUID Registry

If you’re a government contractor and want to avoid rejected payments and lost contracts, you don’t want to mess with the U.S. Department of Defense. The Pentagon mandates that all of its contractors comply with a process that leads to products being listed in the Item Unique Identification (IUID) Registry. Basically, contractors must mark all [...]

By | August 20th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Best Practices for Keeping Asset Data Compliant With IUID Registry

Questions a Business Needs to Ask Before Picking an Asset Tracking Software

Before you can discover what questions must be asked regarding asset tracking software, you must first gain an understanding into the importance of actually tracking and tracing your assets in today's fast paced supply chain environments. The implementation of an automated asset tracking software will allow you to: Track your asset’s movement throughout your organization and supply chain. [...]

By | July 23rd, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Questions a Business Needs to Ask Before Picking an Asset Tracking Software

Five Best Practices for Implementing IUID

 Keeping up with the necessary Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) on all your products and equipment is a lengthy and sometimes complicated process. You may find yourself struggling to maintain compliance standards, as it is extremely easy to get confused. Often, a lot of different workers from various departments participate in different stages of the IUID compliance progression, making it [...]

By | May 20th, 2015|Blog, Industry News|Comments Off on Five Best Practices for Implementing IUID