Complying with the complex requirements for military standard packaging takes diligence, patience and strict adherence to Mil-Std-2073. Military Packing takes over where mil-spec packaging leaves off, helping to ensure that equipment and supplies survive the transportation to the end user and sometimes storage in harsh conditions. Learn more by reading the DCMA Packaging and Marking Guide.
How Can Technology Improve the Military Packing Process?
The Department of Defense utilizes a complex series of tasks that ensure military personnel receive supplies in an efficient and safe manner. Military packing requires that suppliers adhere to a wide range of regulations that ensure supplies are received in optimal condition even if delivered by parachute. Shipping, tracking and entering information about individual shipments requires suppliers maintain strict adhere to packaging and labeling standards. The manual shipping and tracking processes of the past have been replaced by RFID and two-dimensional bar code symbols, reducing the likelihood of human errors.
Today, technology assists suppliers by providing a method simplify packaging while facilitating its consolidation into military standard labeling and Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) acceptance procedures. Mil-Pac offers a number of software solutions that streamline the military packing process. For example, our Mil-Std-2073 Packaging Solution (Pack-2073) works as a point solution or as part of contract packaging, labeling and shipment process. Pack-2073 allows your packing team to use an easy-to-follow packing sheet that provides accuracy and precision in the data-entry process. Your staff can input the part and assembly numbers, quantity and container types. In addition, the software makes recording the packaging requirement codes for individual shipments a simpler process. The packaging requirements that are included in electronic DIBBS purchase orders downloaded from DLA can now flow seamlessly into the shipping process.
Today’s technologies simplify the shipping processes for defense contractors. Integration of Mil-Std-129R labeling into the shipping process can eliminate manual processing of RFID label data, particularly for containers with Mil-Std-129R RFID and IUID labeling, which can quickly result in nightmarish amounts of data that only WAWF automation solutions can handle.