DoD Shipment Automation

RFID and Mil-Std-129Comply/Shipper collects and organizes data for defense shipping and invoicing, principally to submit Receiving Reports and Invoices to Wide Area Workflow (WAWF).   Shipments may be created quickly by using integrated address and parts databases, or by importing shipments from business systems or electronic DIBBS purchase order (DLA EDI-850) transactions.

Shipper is tightly integrated with Comply/Labeling, so that data created for a WAWF Receiving Report (DD250) can be used for Mil-Std-129R container labels or vice versa, either on a single PC or as part of a team.   RFIDs generated by Labeling are automatically aggregated with IUID data for inclusion on EDI Receiving Reports that can be sent to WAWF.

Draft Receiving Reports (DD250s) may be printed for internal review.  Official DD250, DD1149 and DD1348 forms may be printed for inclusion with shipments.

Shipper is also tightly integrated with Comply/UID Manager to generate the Reparable Receiving Report (RRR) required for shipping repaired GFP to the Government.

In its most basic version, Shipper just organizes data and prints official forms. The WAWF option supports the following transactions:

  • Receiving Report (DD250), including UIDs (parent and child) and RFID (requires those options)
  • Invoice
  • Combo
  • Cost Voucher (SF1034/SF1035)
  • DLA Change Notice Request and/or Response
  • DLA Advance Shipment Notice (which differs from the WAWF RFID Pack Update)

This option adds 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 from CSV and other formats

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.

Using EDI-850 purchase orders from DLA eliminates practically all data entry required for container labeling and WAWF invoicing. An invoice number has to be added, but 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.  [more…]

Comply-Shipper is an integral part of automated GFP processing, generating the Reparable Receiving Report (RRR) for shipping IUID-marked GFP to the Government.  In such a process Comply-UID Manager transacts with the IUID Registry to take custody of IUID-marked items during maintenance, repair or overhaul (MRO), followed by Comply-Labeling printing Mil-Std-129R container labels.  Finally, Shipper sends the RRR DD250 to WAWF, transferring custody of the item(s) back to the Government and authorizing payment upon acceptance.

With VSM Automation 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.