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WAWF Shipment Processing

DD250 Receiving Report

DD250 Receiving Report

Comply/Shipper collects and organizes data for WAWF shipping and invoicing, principally to submit Receiving Reports (DD250s) and Invoices to Wide Area Workflow.   Shipments may be created quickly by using integrated address and parts databases, or by importing shipments from business systems or electronic DIBBS purchase orders (DLA EDI-850 transactions).  Its tight integration with IUID and RFID processing and support for VSM and GFP can make it the centerpiece of WAWF shipping automation.

IUID and RFID Integration

Comply/Shipper is tightly integrated with Comply/Labeling, so that data created for a DD250 can be used for Mil-Std-129R container labels.  IUIDs added to a WAWF shipment may be printed on IUID label formats by Labeling.   Conversely, IUID  and  RFID label data collected and/or generated by Labeling are immediately available for electronic submission to WAWF (via EDI).

The shipment process can be performed in any order, on a single PC or many.  MIL-Comply works just as well for small businesses as it does for large enterprises.   And can be scaled up as demand grows and processes change.

Working offline means your team works at its own pace, rather than trying to complete their work on the WAWF web site.  Draft Receiving Reports (DD250s) may be printed for internal review.  Official DD250, DD1149 and DD1348 forms may be printed for inclusion with shipments (see Defense Forms).

Comply/Shipper is also part of the MIL-Comply GFP Automation for contractors servicing and shipping Government-Furnished Property (GFP) to the Government.  This makes it simple to generate the Reparable Receiving Report (RRR) required by the DFARS for shipping GFP.

Base Product: Basic Shipper

Basic Shipper is a shipment data manager and form generator includes DD250, DD1348 and DD1149 forms.  Basic Shipper provides the ability to organize and access shipments, with a shipment dashboard that simplifies access for Labeling, Pack-2073, and RFID Pack Updates (with appropriate licensing).   Shipment data import from business systems (i.e. ERP) is included.   Import of EDI, such as X12-850 purchase orders from DLA and GSA requires the eAwards package.  Shipment data may be exported, including, as attachments to emails.

Package: WAWF Shipper

Adds support for the following Wide-Area Workflow (WAWF) transactions to the Basic Shipper:

  • Receiving Report (DD250), including IUIDs (parent and child) and RFID (requires those options)
  • Invoices
    • Standard Commercial (DD250)
    • Cost Voucher (SF1034/SF1035)
    • Progress Payment Request (SF1443)
    • Service 2-in-1s
    • Naval Shipbuilding Invoices
  • Combo
  • DLA Change Notice Request and/or Response
  • DLA Advance Shipment Notice (which differs from the WAWF RFID Pack Update)
  • Reparable Receiving Reports (RRR) available for users with GFP feature

Use with the Mil-Pac VAN Service (see Note 1).

Package: UID Shipper

This option adds to WAWF Shipper features to support shipments of IUID-marked items.

  • Cut and paste UID data for shipments, or enter manually
  • Include embedded UID data for submission to the UID Registry (first level children may be included in Receiving Reports)
  • Auto-generate UIIs from discrete elements (CAGE, Part/Batch/Lot, and Serial Number)
  • Import IUIDs into shipments from CSV files and other formats
  • Import complete shipments of IUIDs with CSV files
  • Integrate with Labeling to create Mil-Std-129R IUID Container Labels

UID data collected by Shipper is available to Comply/Labeling for Mil-Std-129 container labels, and vice versa. UID data collected by Labeling flows right into WAWF Receiving Reports submitted by Shipper to WAWF. Use with the Mil-Pac VAN Service (see Note 1).

Option: eAwards Shipper

Supports the import of EDI-850 purchase orders from DLA/DIBBS to eliminate much of the data entry required for container labeling and WAWF invoicing. An invoice number would have to be added in order to submit it to WAWF (using the WAWF Feature above), but Comply/Shipper will automatically generate one if you want.

DLA electronic purchase order data may also be used to drive labeling, helping to ensure absolute accuracy while reducing the time to process the order. Mil-Std-2073 packaging codes included with the purchase order can be used by Comply/Pack to generate a packaging breakdown worksheet to guide packaging.

Read more about our DIBBS shipping automation solution.    Use with the Mil-Pac VAN Service (see Note 1).

Package: Shipper Complete

Shipper Complete includes all of the functionality of the packages described above:

    • Basic Shipper
    • WAWF EDI transactions
    • UID support for shipments, including WAWF transactions
    • eAwards Feature (DIBBS EDI order import)

Bundle: VSM Automation Pro

Bundles Labeling VSM Automation with eAwards Shipper to achieve a fully eCommerce-driven solution automating DIBBS shipment creation, VSM shipment handling and submission of WAWF Receiving Reports and Invoices.

With the VSM automation solution one can communicate directly with DLA’s Vendor Shipment Module to secure Transportation Control Numbers (TCN) and Shipping Addresses, as well as small parcel (e.g. UPS and FedEx) labels and GBLs.   This eliminates the need to access the DLA VSM web site, and transfer data back and forth.

While VSM is most essentially related to container labeling, Comply/Shipper‘s VSM Integration (VSM Pro) works closely with its DIBBS Automation feature which automatically creates WAWF Receiving Report / Invoice transactions from EDI Purchase Orders transmitted to you by DLA DIBBS.   The VSM Integration collects shipment container dimensions, which are transmitted to VSM in exchange for TCN and Ship-To address data, which is then stored for Mil-Std-129R container labels.   The order is completed by adding an invoice number and then transmitting the DD250 and invoice to WAWF.

Use with the Mil-Pac VAN Service (see Note 1).

Feature: GFP - Reparable Receiving Reports

The Reparable Receiving Report (RRR) is required for shipping IUID-marked GFP to the Government.   It is supported by the WAWF Shipper.  Users select items that are ready for return from a database of GFP items that have been processed by a UID Registry Expeditor.   That Comply module can be either on the same machine, any other sharing the same database.

Learn more about GFP process automation, of which the WAWF Shipper is a vital part.


  • 1. The Mil-Pac VAN service (sold separately) may be shared by users within the same business unit. MIL-Comply is generally compatible with other DOD-Certified VANs capable of generating EDI X12-850 transactions in plain-text format for import into Comply/Shipper.